A-Gas Americas has announced a multimillion dollar investment for a second plasma arc destruction unit for ozone depleting substances (ODS) at its Bowling Green, Ohio, production facility.

The new state-of-the-art destruction unit has a start-up date of early 2016. It will double the available ODS destruction volume within A-Gas Americas. This increased capacity will be utilized by A-Gas for the development of high-quality, California carbon offsets (CCOs) to be used by entities with compliance obligations under California’s landmark greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program. The addition of this second destruction unit also gives A-Gas the ability to offer needed destruction capacity to third-party CCO project developers.

According to A-Gas Americas, the company is firmly committed to the plasma arc technology as the cleanest method for destruction of high global warming ODS, with an efficiency that can exceed 99.9999 percent of the harmful ODS gases.

“This new investment shows our confidence in the longevity and growth in the California carbon offset market and our commitment to clean plasma arc destruction technology which brings the most environmentally efficient end-of-life solution for used ODS refrigerants,” Monte Roach, A-Gas Americas CEO, said.

Ken Logan, A-Gas Americas business development director, added, “Our Total Solutions program for complete lifecycle management of refrigerants is further illustrated in this innovative approach to finding answers for our customers’ complete ODS regulatory requirements. The contraction of fluorocarbon destruction since late 2014 has created a void in the carbon market, a void that we are pleased to fill with increased capacity at a non-hazardous waste facility, creating a low-risk option to developers of highly valuable CCO projects. We are pleased to build on our 10 years of ODS destruction for carbon credits for our valued customers, and to be able to add new customers.”

For more information on A-Gas Americas, visit www.agasamericas.com.