CO2 shortage in Northern Europe

A significant shortage of Carbon Dioxide gas (CO2) has been announced across Northern Europe. This is already having an effect on a number of brewers and soft drink manufacturers including Heineken, Coca Cola and Britvic. The effects of this shortage could be seen by other producers soon.

The shortage of CO2 has arisen after the closure of several production sites and is affecting a number of UK-based food and drink manufacturers. Our suppliers are all working to minimise the impact, and are looking to source gas from elsewhere. We expect that this situation will affect the availability of CO2 and mixed gas cylinders for individual use within our industry too, and we advise that you work with your gas supplier to ensure supply during this period.

While it’s too early to tell how the shortage will affect the availability of specific products, as part of our commitment to you, we will continue to keep you updated as the situation develops. Should you have any queries, please contact your account managers and contact centre staff. In the event that you experience difficulties sourcing a product through Bibendum, please contact your account manager who will be able to suggest replacement products.