Linde Starts Up Carbon Dioxide Plant in Texas

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Linde North Americaannounced the start-up of its new carbon dioxide (CO2) plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The 250 ton-per-day plant is supplying CO2 for food and beverage producers, chemical manufactures as well as a variety of industrial companies in Texas.

This project represents yet another Linde investment in Texas, where the company recently started up a large air separation unit (ASU) and is adding new neon production capacity to meet growing customer demand.

“We are proud to bring this new plant online as part of Linde’s continued commitment to meet customer needs in the Americas,” said Pat Murphy, President, Linde Americas. “This new plant enhances our ability to provide a reliable supply of CO2 to a variety of expanding markets in Texas, including food, beverage and chemicals. The plant has the capacity to satisfy our customers’ short- and long-term requirements”.

The plant design includes the most sophisticated technology for both quality and energy efficiency. It is designed to capture CO2 emissions from a by-product source that would otherwise be vented into the atmosphere. Linde purifies and liquefies the CO2 for delivery to customers.

Linde recently announced plans for a new neon recovery unit in La Porte that will add 40 million liters annually to Linde’s neon supply, primarily to support customers in the semiconductor lithography and laser vision correction markets. This plant is part of a $250 million investment in La Porte for a state-of-the-art air separation unit (ASU) that also includes a gasification train and supporting equipment and facilities.

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD19.7 bn (EUR 17.944 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.