UK meat and drinks companies hit by pause in CO2 production

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The UK meat and farming industry is in urgent talks after the UK’s biggest CO2 supplier announced it is closing its Billingham plant.

CF Industries, the US fertiliser group that is the UK’s largest producer of carbon dioxide, said it will close its factory in the northeast of England.

It is planning to temporarily halt ammonia production at Billingham as the price of the key feedstock natural gas has more than doubled to record levels, making it uneconomical to continue.

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