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Messer becomes the biggest Provider of CO2 in China

Nanjing, China.- The world’s largest privately run industrial gases specialist, Messer, opened its biggest CO2 recovery plant on the globe in Nanjing.

This makes the company the most important provider of recycled CO2 in China. The plant has a capacity of 150 thousand tonnes per year and meets the highest demands for quality and energy efficiency. The gas can be used in the food industry, for example as the carbon dioxide in beverages. In addition to Nanjing, Messer had already commissioned one plant in Yunnan in 2014 and another in Sichuan in 2015. Messer is now recovering a total of 300 thousand tonnes of CO2 from industrial processes per year in China.

Many industrial processes exhale CO2. Recovery plants withdrawn this gas before it can escape. It is then purified in multiple steps for reuse. Customers in the expanding food and beverage industries, as well as chemical and agriculture are all to be supplied from Nanjing.

"Thanks to our provision of high-quality CO2 in food-grade quality, along with our own 120 years of experience, we want to help our customers to improve productivity, lower costs and enhance the quality of their products," says Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer Group.

In addition to the CO2 recovery plant, Messer is also commissioning a new technology centre for gas applications in Nanjing. "With the support and know-how of our international experts, application technologists will be developing custom solutions for the Chinese market here."

Foto: Purified CO2 is stored in special tanks. Recipients are the food, beverage and chemical industries or agriculture. (Foto by Messer)


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.