Pubs and retailers hope to end the crisis of carbon dioxide in the next week after one of the largest producers of CO2 that is used in brewing, slaughtering of animals and packing of food products, opened its plant on Friday.
Production of donuts, beer, sodas, fresh chicken and pork were affected by the shortage of CO2 for the last 10 days, amid more-than-expected stops for the production of ammonia and ethanol, the major gas producers in Europe.
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Three of the five key producers in the UK have been closed, hitting the country particularly hard.
The deficit in the period of high demand caused by hot weather and the world Cup, leaving some businesses available.
Ensus said that its ethanol plant in Wilton, near Redcar, has already started the production of CO2-a byproduct of their fuel production process that it supplies the Americans, a major distributor of food gas and dry ice for food and drink firms across the country. The plant produces 340,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Ammonia and fertilizer plant employs CF fertilizers, based in Billingham, Teesside, which is another key source of CO2 in the UK is expected to restart on Monday.
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JD Wetherspoon plans to return to normal early next week. Currently, a small number of its pubs do not have John Smiths Ale or cider Strongbow as brewed Heineken on draught. Heineken said its Breweries are working at “full capacity” as quickly as possible to serve customers.
However, meat producers warn that some production lines were suspended because there was not enough gas for packaging. CO2 is used to help keep fresh meat in sealed packages.