Messer uses Sulzer tech to enable CCU at Austrian plant


Austria – Messer, the world’s largest privately-owned industrial gas specialist, is teaming up with a leading inorganic chemical manufacturer to implement carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technology. The project, situated in Landeck, Austria, leverages Sulzer’s cutting-edge mass transfer technologies to capture and repurpose over 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

The primary objective of this collaboration is to combat carbon emissions stemming from calcium carbide production. By employing Sulzer Chemtech’s carbon capture technology, specifically the BASF OASE Blue system, Messer aims to transform this environmental challenge into a valuable resource. The captured CO2 will find applications in the food and beverage industry, greenhouse fertilizers, and even fire extinguishers, marking a significant stride towards circular carbon utilization.

Sulzer Chemtech’s OASE Blue technology, implemented for both flue gas and post-combustion CO2 capture, plays a pivotal role in achieving this ambitious goal. The tailored carbon capture products from Sulzer Chemtech are designed to meet the unique demands of such applications, ensuring maximum CO2 capture rates while minimizing energy consumption.

Repurposing CO2 for greener tomorrow

The successful implementation of this carbon capture initiative holds the promise of revolutionizing how industries perceive and manage carbon emissions. By converting a previously problematic byproduct into a valuable feedstock, Messer and its partner are pioneering a model for environmentally friendly and economically viable production.

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