Australia: Air Liquide inaugurates a new CO2 Capture Plant to supply gas to preserve fresh food

May 29, 2017

Air Liquide has recently inaugurated a carbon dioxide (CO2) Recovery Plant, in partnership with AGL Energy, leading Australian energy supplier. The new Air Liquide’s plant will capture 50,000 tonnes per year of CO2 released by AGL Energy’s power plant, located in Torrens Island, Adelaide - South Australia. CO2 produced by the power generation is now captured, concentrated, purified, liquefied and then delivered by Air Liquide to its South Australia’s customers.

Air Liquide’s state-of-the-art CO2 recovery plant converts industrial emissions of carbon dioxide into a food-grade gas certified for food processing and beverage carbonation. According to the most demanding food standards, this purified CO2 is used for food modified atmosphere packaging, as well as for freezing and chilling applications.

This plant also provides industrial customers with carbon dioxide for water treatment, pH regulation, welding gases and dry ice in particular.