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03. 08. 2017

Profit optimization through latest technologies: Listed German Gas Company Counts on Process by CRYOTEC Anlagenbau GmbH

More profit through technological optimization: The Wurzen-based CRYOTEC Anlagenbau GmbH has developed a CO2 recovery plant, which is proven to provide increased efficiency and thus higher profits in the dry ice production. A listed German gas company is now counting on this innovative technology, as well. For its latest dry ice production plant said company has now ordered two CO2 recovery plants, which are equipped with CRYOTEC’s technology.

Dry ice is said to be the coolant of the future thanks to its versatile applications and easy transportability. It consists of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) and is usually offered in the form of blocks or pellets. The greatest advantage of this coolant is that it evaporates completely without residue and thus does not create a breeding ground for bacteria. For this reason, it is also widely used in the medical sector and the food industry.

In the production of dry ice, a high amount of carbon dioxide of as much as 50 percent of the used liquid CO2 is emitted. This carbon dioxide can be recovered with the CRYOTEC technology. The gaseous CO2 collected during the drying process is cleaned, compressed and re-liquefied to the storage tank. The high-purity carbon dioxide is thus fed back to the production cycle. The efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the plant is thereby enormously increased, as no raw materials are lost.

The manufacturer and supplier of the dry ice system is the Swiss plant manufacturer COMTECSWISS, which relies on the innovative technologies for CO2 recovery from CRYOTEC Anlagenbau GmbH, a subsidiary of the EPC Group. The systems were put into operation successfully in April 2017 and handed over to the customer. The delivery time for the CO2 recovery plant was six months. The installation on site could be completed within one week.