Air Liquide Announces New Carbon Dioxide Source on West Coast

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Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP (“Air Liquide”) today announced a purchase agreement with Kodiak Carbonic, LLC (“Kodiak”), a producer of beverage grade liquid carbon dioxide. The agreement enables Air Liquide to increase its supply to customers in the Pacific Northwest region, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho, further strengthening its position as a leader in the food and beverage industry on the West Coast.

A robust, multi-source network with flexibility of supply is critical. Adding two production facilities to our liquid carbon dioxide supply network on the West Coast will help ensure efficiency and reliability for our customers.

Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP (“Air Liquide”) today announced a purchase agreement with Kodiak Carbonic, LLC (“Kodiak”), a producer of beverage grade liquid carbon dioxide.

Under the agreement, Air Liquide will purchase all carbon dioxide produced by Kodiak at its new 200 ton per day carbon dioxide liquefaction facility in Boardman, Ore., which is expected to begin commercial production in 2015. The agreement enables Air Liquide to increase its supply of liquid carbon dioxide to customers in the Pacific Northwest region, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho, further strengthening its position as a leader in the food and beverage industry on the West Coast.

Air Liquide currently owns and operates carbon dioxide liquefaction facilities in Wilmington and Martinez, Calif., and is building a third facility in Pixley, Calif., which is scheduled to begin commercial production in the first quarter of 2015. Together, the facilities in Pixley and Boardman will enable Air Liquide to double its supply of liquid carbon dioxide to West Coast customers.

“A robust, multi-source network with flexibility of supply is critical. Adding two production facilities to our liquid carbon dioxide supply network on the West Coast will help ensure efficiency and reliability for our customers,” said Chip Stoicovy, Vice President, Carbon Dioxide. “We are excited to support growth in the U.S. food and beverage market, supplying solutions that meet the industry’s highest standards for food safety.”

Air Liquide owns and operates carbon dioxide liquefaction facilities throughout the U.S., and all have achieved the Food Safety System Certification 22000, an internationally-recognized standard for food safety systems.

Air Liquide in the U.S.
Air Liquide employs more than 5,000 people in the U.S. in over 200 locations. The company offers industrial and medical gases, technologies and related services to customers in energy, industrial, electronics and healthcare markets. http://www.us.airliquide.com

Air Liquide worldwide
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 50,000 employees and serves more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide’s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.

Air Liquide ideas create value over the long term. At the core of the company’s development are the commitment and constant inventiveness of its people.

Air Liquide anticipates the challenges of its markets, invests locally and globally, and delivers high-quality solutions to its customers and patients, and the scientific community.

The company relies on competitiveness in its operations, targeted investments in growing markets and innovation to deliver profitable growth over the long-term.

Air Liquide’s revenues amounted to € 15.2 billion in 2013, and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented around 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes. http://www.airliquide.com

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