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Sabic builds world's largest CO2 recovery plant to supply urea and methanol facilities

2:08 AM MDT | August 21, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Jubail United Petrochemical Company (Al Jubail), a Sabic manufacturing subsidiary, has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Linde for what will be the world’s largest carbon dioxide (CO2) purification and liquefaction plant. The unit will be designed to compress and purify about 1,500 m.t./day of raw CO2 from ethylene glycol plants. The purified gaseous CO2 will be supplied by pipeline to three Sabic affiliates for methanol and urea productions. An estimated 500,000 m.t./year of CO2 emissions will be saved each year...

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