Apsley Farms supplies high-grade, sustainably produced carbon dioxide that is indispensably used within the UK food industry. We currently accommodate bulk orders of between 1 and 20 tonnes using our in house lorry fleet. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
CO2 markets we supply
Food and Beverage
- Putting the ‘fizz’ into soft drinks and beers
- Increasing shelf life for food products
- Keeping food fresh in transport
Oil and Gas
To find out more about the sustainability of the process, please visit our sustainability page.
The CO2 production process
Our crops absorb CO2 from the atmosphere using photosynthesis to grow.
Keeping circular agriculture in mind, we also spread our solid and liquid digestate as a sustainable fertiliser to create higher yields.
We use modern farming techniques and equipment to maximise efficiency while harvesting our crops, ready to feed into our biodigesters.
Anaerobic digestion is the process driving the biogas plant. This is where bacteria break down organic plant matter, without the presence of oxygen inside our biodigesters.
We only feed arable crops into our digesters. This means our outputs are 100% waste free.
Apsley Farms’ high-tech approach uses pressure to separate our CO2 from biomethane (renewable natural gas)
Since 2016 we have produced nearly 40,000 tonnes of food-grade liquid CO2. As of July 2022 we are selling directly to industries.
With an on-site automated laboratory we test every batch to keep standards consistently high.
There is storage for 150 tonnes of CO2 on-site at Apsley Farms.
Sustainable, food grade CO2
|Moisture||H20||<=20.0||ppm v/v||1.5||ppm v/v|
|Oxygen||O2||<=20.0||ppm v/v||11.9||ppm v/v|
|Carbon Monoxide||CO||<=5.0||ppm v/v||<0.5||ppm v/v|
|Total Volatile Hydrocarbons||THC||<=50.0||ppm v/v||<4.0||ppm v/v|
|Total Non Methane||TNM HC||<=20.0||ppm v/v||<4.0||ppm v/v|
|Nitric monoxide||NO||<=2.5||ppm v/v||<0.5||ppm v/v|
|Nitric dioxide||NO2||<=2.5||ppm v/v||<0.5||ppm v/v|
|Ammonia||NH3||<=2.5||ppm v/v||<0.5||ppm v/v|
|Total sulphur as S||TSC||<=0.10||ppm v/v||0.04||ppm v/v|
|Acetaldehyde||AA||<=200.00||ppb v/v||83.78||ppb v/v|
|Methanol||MeOH||<=10,000||ppb v/v||<1,000||ppb v/v|
|Ethanol||C2H60||<=20,000||ppb v/v||<1,000||ppb v/v|
|Benzene||C6H6||<=20||ppb v/v||10||ppb v/v|
|Appearance in Water||No colour or turbidity||PASS|
|Odour in Water||No off odour||PASS|
|Taste in Water||No off taste||PASS|
|Odour of solid CO2||No off odour||PASS|
|Appearance of solid CO2||No foreign appearance||PASS|
How to buy sustainable CO2 for your business
Contact Apsley Farms
We can formulate a custom agreement tailored to your business needs
We operate our own fleet of CO2 tankers and professional drivers to provide businesses with regular CO2 deliveries
Our CO2 output
All of the energy needed for the manufacture of CO2 is supplied by our own biodigestion process. This means that we are unaffected by fluctuations in energy prices and were able to keep supplying the UK during the commercial CO2 shortages in 2021.
Currently, our daily production is around 32 tons of CO2. With a purity of 99.99%, this is suitable for any use within the food industry.