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Airgas Carbonic signs liquid CO2 supply deal

DBR Staff Writer Published 17 September 2013

Airgas Carbonic, a subsidiary of Airgas, has inked a long term agreement for the supply of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) from Fox River Valley Ethanol's plant in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

As per the agreed terms, Airgas Carbonic will sell food and beverage-grade liquid CO2 co-products from the plant.

The plant, which will have a capacity to produce 250 tons of liquid CO2 per day, is expected to become operational in October 2013.

Airgas Carbonic president Phil Filer said that the company has partnered with Fox River Valley Ethanol's parent company, Ace Ethanol, for the past decade to market the liquid CO2 co-product from Ace's ethanol plant in Stanley, Wisconsin, and it is excited to expand its relationship to their new Oshkosh, Wisconsin, plant.

"This additional supply source will further strengthen our liquid CO2 network and provide enhanced supply reliability to our food and beverage, as well as our industrial, bulk gas customers in the Midwest," added Filer.

Airgas Carbonic noted that the new agreement represents Airgas' third liquid CO2 source in Wisconsin, joining its sources in Stanley and Jefferson.