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Carbon Dioxide and Dry Ice Production and Consumption in CIS

In CIS countries there are three basic groups of carbon dioxide producers:

– specialised carbon dioxide enterprises;
– industrial companies;
– alcohol and beer plants.

Specialised enterprises make carbon dioxide by burning hydrocarbon raw materials. The latter two groups produce carbon dioxide as by-product of the manufacturing operations. They obtain CO2 as associated gas in fermentation, ammonia production, etc. 

Alcohol and beer plants make up two thirds of general amount of carbon dioxide producers. For example, there are around 60 CO2 plants in Russia’s Central economic district. Though near 40 of them are from the fermentation industry, but their outputs are less than those of the chemical enterprises. Every year an average alcohol plant generates from 50 to 600 tonnes of carbon dioxide suitable only for technical purposes because of low quality. The largest representatives of this group are Baltika Breweries JSC and SUN InBev JSC.

Carbon dioxide is produced mainly by ammonia manufacturers, among which are Togliattiazot JSC (ToAz-Dioxide Ltd, Togliatti), Shchekinoazot JSC (Tula region), Dorogobuzh JSC (Smolensk region), Acron JSC (Veliky Novgorod), Novomoskovsky Azot JSC (Novomoskovsk), Nevinnomyssky Azot JSC (Nevinnomyssk), etc.

When speaking about carbon dioxide manufacture in Russia (the largest producer in the former Soviet Union) it should be noted that in 2007 the output reached 294,000 tonnes. The production declined the following year by 21.5%, to 195,900 tonnes. Last year, it increased a bit and made up 197,300 tonnes.

To know more about the market situation in other CIS countries and to get much more detailed information about Russian market of the product please see the article itself.

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