USA: Supply of CO De Lille Oxygen Leases Ecos Units for Flexible CO Production
De Lille Oxygen has opted for two Ecos units. One is located at their customer’s site for flexible over-the-fence delivery of CO. The other will deliver on-demand CO for the rest of their customers from the company’s headquarter in Columbus, Ohio.
Columbus/USA — The new unit will be able to produce 96 Nm3/h (3650 SCF/h) CO at ultra-high purity and is expected to be commissioned in the summer of 2020. The unit is modular which ensures a small footprint and fast installation on site. The lease and service agreement includes continual operational optimization and electrolysis maintenance and training of operators.
Haldor Topsoe's Ecos solution reduces CO2 to CO by electrolysis. The process emits only oxygen and can be powered by green electricity from wind turbines or solar panels. In this case, the production is completely carbon-neutral. In the longer run, this technology is to open up for a whole new segment of green and sustainable chemicals from renewable carbon sources. It can be applied at industrial complexes in order to utilize CO2 as a feedstock to produce valuable chemicals and significantly reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Onsite CO generation is a significant development for the pharmaceutical, metallurgy, electronics and specialty chemicals industries that use carbon monoxide in their production processes as well as gas distributors.