New plant producing commercial CO2-gas from geothermal plant in Turkey

Kizildere geothermal plant, Turkey (source:
Alexander Richter 23 Nov 2015

Deriving CO2 from a geothermal plant, new CO2 production facilities have started operation in Turkey. The gas will be sold to greenhouse operations, food and beverage producers.

A recent article in a Gas publication reports on the start of operation of a new CO2 plant in Turkey. What is interesting about this plant, is that it produces commercial CO2 from the CO2 emissions of the geothermal power plant of Zorlu Energy near Denizli in Turkey.

The plant which started operation in November 2015, has a capacity of 240 tonnes per day. The total investment was $15 million. It derives the CO2 from the geothermal plant via pipelines, purifies it and liquifies it as product.

There is also a pipeline connected to a greenhouse area in the region, but the majority of the gas will be sold to food and beverage clients in the region.  The plant was built and will be operated by Linde Gaz.

Linde Gaz A.?. General Manager Mert Alper Kumbarac? said of the investment, “With our new, state-of-the-art facility, we are proud to be offering another innovation to the industrialists in Turkey. By providing carbon dioxide gas with Linde’s quality and standards, we will offer our 136-year experience to the industrial gas sector in order to decrease costs, increase process performance, improve final product quality and ensure occupational safety.”

“This will not be limited to products only — supported by the global knowledge base, our highly-specialised technical staff will develop tailored solutions for our customers.”