Air Liquide invests in CO2 recovery plant

Carbon dioxide technology company Air Liquide is investing nearly €10m (£9m) in a new CO2 recovery and liquefaction plant at the Wissington, Norfolk, site of British Sugar.

The plant will be able to recover up to 70,000 tonnes of CO2 a year coming from natural fermentation processes and is scheduled for commissioning in the summer of 2011.

The bioethanol plant uses locally grown sugar beet as its primary feedstock and the recovered CO2 will be purified and liquefied instead of being directly released into the atmosphere.