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AGA and Lantmännen Agroetanol utilise and purify carbon dioxide

AGA Gas AB and Lantmännen Agroetanol AB have signed a Letter of Intent regarding the construction of a carbon dioxide factory that utilises and purifies carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide factory is to be built on the premises of Lantmännen Agroetanol on Händelö in Norrköping, which takes advantage of the infrastructure within the area with the proximity to the railway, harbour and the European highway. The carbon dioxide factory will be put into operation during the autumn 2013.

Lantmännen Agroetanol is part of the Lantmännen Energi division that produces bio-ethanol and protein products to the cattle feed market. The production process also generates carbon dioxide as a bi-product, which will now be taken care of and purified for further distribution to AGA’s customers in a co-operation project.

“Lantmännen has the ambition of creating more value for all parts of the raw material in a sustainable way. Through the co-operation with AGA the possibility of large-scale production of carbon dioxide in Sweden is created,” says Carl von Schantz, Division Manager of Lantmännen Energi.

“We have discovered an increased demand for carbon dioxide from many of our customers. The co-operation with Lantmännen Agroetanol combines cost-efficient production with improved circulation and environmental benefit. Taking advantage of the synergy effect between industrial companies as in this case, we see as an important step for improved utilisation of resources which leads to less negative impact on the environment,” says Jan Bäckvall, Head of Region Europe North, AGA AB.

For further information, please contact:
Magnus Jorheden, Head of Plan & Source Region Europe North, AGA AB, magnus.jorheden@se.aga.com, +46 70 523 40 47
Stefan Peterson, Marketing Director AGA Gas AB, stefan.peterson@se.aga.com, +46 705 177495
Jan Bäckvall, Head of Region Europe North, jan.backvall@linde-gas.com, +46 70 50 88 838