Messer expands in Brazil: expansion of CO2 capacities
Messer, the largest privately held industrial, medical and specialty gases company in the world, today announces increased carbon dioxide (CO2) supply capabilities for industrial gas customers in the South, Southeast and Midwest regions of Brazil. With CO2 sustainably produced in the city of Jandaia do Sul, in the Paraná countryside of Brazil, Messer aims to meet growing demand from regional manufacturers in the animal protein, chemical, mechanical, healthcare, welding and beverage industries.
“Messer strives to reliably and safely meet the needs of a whole range of industries in a region that is in great need of this product and where the supply options are challenging”, says Scott Latta, General Manager, Messer Brazil. “This move to expand CO2 supply capabilities from Jandaia do Sul symbolizes Messer’s commitment to continued expansion in the Brazilian market. Jandaia do Sul offers good proximity to the main rail system in the north of Paraná, which facilitates logistical access to Curitiba, São Paulo, and the ports of Santos and Paranaguá, as well as the states of Mato Grosso do Sul and the entire South region.”
CO2 is usually a byproduct of fertilizer manufacturing. However, in Jandaia do Sul it will be produced in an innovative and sustainable way, from the processing of vegetables. “This is the first time that food-grade pure CO2 will be generated from corn in Brazil,” Latta said. “This brings numerous advantages, such as continuous gas production, 365 days a year, without interruptions from seasonality.”
Messer Brazil today is one of the leading players in the nation’s industrial gases sector with 40 operational units across the country. Messer was recognized in 2020 as the most innovative industrial Gas company in Brazil by “Valor Inovação” and as the best industrial gas company in Brazil by “Época Negócios”.
Last year Messer received the “Whow! Award” as the most innovative company in Brazil’s Chemical & Petrochemical sector. In 2020 Messer also won a “Great Place To Work” award as one of the best employers in Brazil, for the third consecutive year.