From Beers to Biomedical Sciences: Carbon Dioxide Shortage in Europe and North America

The carbon dioxide shortage has swept through Europe over the course of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

One of the more notable stories to arise during the course of the 2018 FIFA World Cup was a persistent shortage of beer for fans watching the games, most notably in England, triggered by a shortage of carbon dioxide that gives beer its frothy foams. What garnered attention as time passed, however, was not only the extent of the impact the carbon dioxide shortages had on beer production, but also its breadth in the food processing industry. This report analyses the impact on industrial applications for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, manufacturing, transportation, and energy industries.