October 06, 2010
CO2 is a co-product of the ethanol production process which can then be converted to liquefied CO2. Liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) is the feed-stock for manufacturing dry ice and is used for a wide variety of other applications. Continental Carbonic has enjoyed significant growth in its core business; producing and delivering high quality dry ice to its customers. The Greenville Dry Ice Plant will facilitate continued growth of the business and employ more than 70 full-time workers when running at full production.
The Andersons, Inc., which serves as operator and manager of the ethanol plant in Greenville, has a similar agreement with Continental Carbonic at The Andersons Albion Ethanol plant in Albion, Michigan.
Source : Press Release