Linde North America, Bridgewater, N.J., announced the start-up of its new carbon dioxide (CO2) plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The 250 ton-per-day plant is supplying CO2 for food and beverage producers in Texas.

“We are proud to bring this new plant online as part of Linde's continued commitment to meet customer needs in the Americas,” says Pat Murphy, president. “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 what is said to be 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.