SIAD recently opened an R744 gas plant in Tuscany, Italy.
SIAD's booth at Refrigera 2019.
“We are opening always more plants for CO2 recovery,” Francesco Ravasio, responsible for marketing at SIAD (part of the SIAD Group), told R744.com at the Refrigera 2019 tradeshow in Piacenza (20-22 February).
A new factory will open in Rosignano, in the province of Livorno, part of Italy’s Tuscany region, according to Italian news website Bergamo News, soon. It will cost €46.5 million euros and create 25 new jobs in the region.
SIAD, present in the industrial gases sector for nearly 90 years, will recover 40,000 tons of CO2 per year from biogas at the Rosignano location for use in many sectors as well as refrigeration the Italian news website claims.
“We make COOL CO2,” Ravasio explained at Refrigera. “Everybody is talking about the next low-GWP refrigerant, [and] that traditional gases have a big impact on the environment.”
The Italian gas manufacturer said it was focusing on R744 as it sees the Italian market moving towards natural refrigerants.