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Linde starts up carbon dioxide plant in Texas

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- Linde North America announced the start-up of its new carbon dioxide (CO2) plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The 250 tpd 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.

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