UK Government pulls the plug on major fertiliser plant. CO2 shortages now imminent

The UK Government has been subsidising the fertiliser manufacturer CF Industries to the tune of £30 million a year. Now they’ve pulled the plug and the company say they will now close their factory at Billingham in Teeside. CO2 is a by product of the fertiliser industry and the plant in Billingham is responsible for 40% of all CO2 production in the UK. A Whitehall source said some food and drink firms may suffer shortages but stressed that critical infrastructure demand would be met through a separate CO2 facility in Yorkshire.

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