Air Liquide expands CO2 liquefaction operations in California; source from ethanol plant
Air Liquide expands CO2 liquefaction operations in California; source from ethanol plant 16 March 2013 Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP is opening a new carbon dioxide liquefaction plant in the California central valley. The plant joins Air Liquide’s five other industrial gas liquefaction plants in California. The new 450-ton facility, located in Tulare County, will capture carbon dioxide gases from an ethanol plant owned by Calgren Renewable Fuels, LLC. The carbon dioxide recovered will then be purified and liquefied by Air Liquide to meet beverage grade specifications for the diverse food, beverage and manufacturing industries in the region. The facility will serve Air Liquide customers in the central valley and the Los Angeles basin, and is slated to be operational by the end of this year. Liquid carbon dioxide provides manufacturers the benefit of quickly freezing and pr...