CO2: UK government strikes deal to restart CO2 production


The UK government has struck a deal with CF Industries to restart production at two of its fertiliser plants to ease fears of a carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage in the UK, according to reports.

UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has been in talks with CF Industries about its UK subsidiary CF Fertilisers resuming operations at Ince, Cheshire, and Billingham, Teeside, which together produce around 60% of the UK’s CO2 supply.

It has not been confirmed what incentives or subsidies the UK government has offered the US fertiliser firm.

The deal comes as a relief to UK food and drink companies, which had warned they have ten days left of CO2 in reserve.

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