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Air Liquide officially opens medical grade CO2 plant


February 12, 2018  


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Air Liquide Canada, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, officially opened its new carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant in Johnstown, Ont. The plant is the only one in Canada with a Health Canada drug establishment licence authorizing the fabrication, testing, packaging and labeling of medical grade CO2 in accordance with the requirements of the Canadian Food and Drugs Act, as well as the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements of the Canadian Food and Drug Regulations.

“After just four months of tests, audits and certifications, the results are astonishing,” said Ross Fuller, Vice-President, Process Industries. “Major industrial customers in Quebec and Ontario benefit from a nearby high quality gas supply source and Air Liquide makes a significant contribution to the local economy. The Johnstown CO2 recovery plant will position Air Liquide for continued growth as a leading medical and industrial gas provider in Canada.”

The plant, which has Food Safety System Certification and is National Sanitation Foundation certified, boasts a 300+ Tons Per Day (TPD) capacity.

“With its state-of-the-art design and latest technology, the 170,000 square feet facility enables us to capture the raw CO2 waste feed from Greenfield, a leading Canadian ethanol supplier, and transform it into liquified CO2 gas,” said Bertrand Masselot, President and CEO of Air Liquide in Canada, “which is then delivered to Air Liquide Central Canada customers who will use it mainly in the food, water treatment and manufacturing industries.”

(Air Liquide Canada)