UK CO2 shortage: ‘Serious concerns’ says food and drink industry


Following the breaking news that CF Industries’ subsidiary CF Fertiliser (CFF) will temporarily cease ammonia production at its Billingham Complex, the UK food and drink industry has reacted, stating that a closure will have a major impact on the sector.

CO2 is the main by-product of ammonia production and is also an essential component in both food and drink manufacture. 

A reduction in supply could have a profound impact on UK industry, as seen last year when CO2 supply concerns sparked fears over food and drink shortages. 

Read more:CO2: Major UK fertiliser plant to permanently close

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