Dry Ice Scotland – the UK’s largest independent dry ice manufacturer and distributor and Pentair – a carbon capture specialist are collaborating to launch a new facility that will produce renewably generated bio-CO2, captured from a biogas plant.
The new production site will capture, purify and liquefy CO2 which is generated as a waste by-product from biogas production. The biogas facility where the emissions are captured represents an anaerobic digester plant.
The new site will facilitate the making process of dry ice. Pentair’s technology will be used to recover the captured CO2, purify and liquify it into bio-CO2, creating a by-product with versatile applications. The bio-CO2 will be compressed into dry ice pellets and slices.
“We are delighted to have Pentair’s support in building and commissioning the plant which has decarbonized our operations and represents an important step to decarbonizing our industry on a broader scale. The plant allows us to produce a renewable product whilst improving security of supply for our own operations,” said Ed Nimmons – Dry Ice Scotland director.
The Pentair Biogas and CO2 Systems Sales Manager David Hynes also added that the collaboration between the two companies for the new production facility is a positive step forward for the dry ice industry that would help it towards the path to decarbonization.
Dry ice also has a wide range of applications. It could be used in food and beverage delivery, for a vaccine, or biological sample transport to keep products at a cool, stable temperature for much longer than regular ‘wet’ ice.
The partnership between Dry Ice Scotland and Pentair expands the scope of carbon capture utilization and storage technology across new industries. It helps the dry ice sector to reduce emissions and serves as an example for a variety of others to follow suit.
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