16 November 2022
GROUP DF nitrogen business enters European carbon dioxide market
To enter global markets Group DF created a separate company producing industrial gases.
Obtaining international production certification ( Food Safety System Certification 22000) has made it possible to supply carbon dioxide to food processing companies.
CO2 being a part of Group DF’s nitrogen business has begun supplying carbon dioxide to European market. In November 16, 2022 the company delivered the first 20 tons of carbon dioxide to Italy, Fontanafredda.
The volume of European carbon dioxide market is estimated by Group DF analysts at USD 383.6 million in 2022. At the same time increase on average by 7.2% per year up to USD 772.4 million by the end of 2032 is expected.
According to him, CO2 company will meet the needs of European consumers in both technical carbon dioxide and in carbon dioxide used by food manufacturers.
To ensure the export supply of gas for food industry to EU markets, Cherkasy Azot producing carbon dioxide was fully audited and in October 2022 received Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000). As the press service of Group DF reported , in order to be certified, the latest equipment Carboscan – 300 has been purchased, which fully automates the process of measuring of carbon dioxide indicators by 21 parameters. Thus Cherkasy “Azot” has become the largest enterprise in Ukraine products of which meet the international standard International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) – the international community of technologists in beer and soft drink industry.