Carbacid (CO<sub>2</sub>) Limited East Africa's leading producer of natural food grade carbon dioxide.

Carbacid (CO2) Limited is East Africa's leading producer of natural, food grade, compressed carbon dioxide. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of public limited company Carbacid Investments Limited, which is listed on Nairobi Stock Exchange.

Carbacid delivery truck en route to Laisamis in Ethiopia
Carbacid delivery truck near Laisamis, Kenya, on route to Ethiopia.

Products & Services

Compressed CO2

Carbacid produces natural, certified food grade (99.99% purity) carbon dioxide for the beverage and brewery industries. It also supplies lower grade carbon dioxide for industrial use (e.g., greenhouse enrichment). The carbon dioxide is extracted from natural underground reservoirs and purified on site.

Carbon dioxide is available in a range of capacities, from small individual cylinders to bulk storage tanks carrying up to 50 metric tonnes, according to the needs of the client. Pressurised storage tanks can also be installed and maintained on customer sites.

A dedicated fleet of transport vehicles and flexible delivery options accommodate each customer's production schedules and requirements.

Medical CO2

Medical grade CO2 follows a strict production, storage and filling protocol.

Medical CO2's purity is 99.99% and is supplied to Hospitals and Medical Institutions in specially colour coded and labeled cylinders.


Dry Ice

Dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) is an excellent refrigerant, giving a very high cooling effect for a given weight or volume. Unlike regular ice, dry ice pellets do not adhere to each other, remaining perfectly free flowing during storage. It is also much colder than regular ice (carbon dioxide freezes at -78.). Dry ice will keep perishable items frozen and hygienic for longer and without all the hassle and mess of wet ice.

Carbacid produces dry ice, which is produced through a closed line system, ensuring it retains food grade (99.99%) purity. It is packaged in strong heat-sealed polythene bags using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest standards of hygiene. Insulated styrofoam boxes are also available for dry ice storage.

Dry ice pellets

Cylinder Testing & Validation

Carbacid runs a state-of-the art cylinder maintenance and validation facility. Industrial compressed gas cylinders and fire extinguishers are tested and revalidated according to local and international regulatory requirements. Services include:

  • Hydrostatic testing up to 10,000 psig for high pressure cylinders and carbon dioxide fire extinguishers
  • Proof test to 900 psig for low pressure cylinders and fire extinguishers
  • Internal cleaning and drying of cylinders
  • External dry ice blasting and painting

All above services are carried out under the supervision of a DOHS approved licensed inspector.

Gas Cylinders

Carbacid's distribution network extends across the whole of East Africa, serving customers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Southern Sudan and Somaliland.

The company is FSSC 22000:2010 and Halal certified and all its products receive annual KEBS certification.