The 450-ton-per-day plant is producing food and beverage quality liquid carbon dioxide for distribution to the Northeast U.S.
In 2015, Praxair signed a long-term agreement with Delaware City Refining to purchase crude carbon dioxide from the refinery, further strengthening Praxair’s supply position in the region. The company also operates carbon dioxide purification facilities in Virginia, West Virginia and Canada that supply the Northeast. (See earlier story for more details).
Additionally, Praxair is building a dry ice facility on the site that will be capable of producing approximately 120 tons per day of product for the region. The facility is expected to be completed in early 2017.
“Praxair is uniquely positioned to supply carbon dioxide to customers throughout the Northeastern United States, including those in the growing food and beverage industry,” said Todd Lawson, east region vice president for Praxair’s U.S. industrial gases business. “This project also supports the sustainability goals of both Praxair and Delaware City Refining as we are making beneficial use of a refinery by-product.”