UK strikes deal for CO2 producer to restart operations

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An information label is seen on packaging for a CO2 cylinder for a fizzy drinks machine in Manchester, Britain, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide that is used by the food industry, Sky News reported on Tuesday.

CF makes CO2 as a by-product of its main product fertiliser. It is used by the food industry to stun animals for slaughter and to preserve the shelf-life of meat.

CF had halted production due to the soaring price of .

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