Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia will be the site of the world’s largest carbon dioxide (CO2) purification and liquefaction plant.
The Linde Group announced last week that it will built this plant, which will be designed to compress and purify around 1,500 tons per day of raw carbon dioxide coming from two nearby ethylene glycol plants, for Jubail United Petrochemical Co., a manufacturing affiliate of SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation).
The purified gaseous CO2 will be pipelined through the piping corridor of the Royal Commission of Jubail to three SABIC-affiliated companies for enhanced methanol and urea production. Methanol is a basic commodity for the chemical industry and urea is used for fertilizer production. An estimated 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions will be saved each year.
The reduction of CO2 emissions is an important aim in both SABIC's and Linde’s sustainability strategy.
The plant will also be capable of producing 200 tons per day of liquid CO2 with food grade quality which will be stored and supplied by truck to the beverage and food industry.