How COVID-19 impacts your CO2 beverage gas supply.
Taking a glass half full approach to business during COVID-19 is difficult. Especially when keeping your beverages bubbly is a burden.
Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is created from a by-product of ethanol production. But with less people traveling due to COVID-19 restrictions, ethanol production decreased. This means less CO2 production and closures of ethanol plants that sell bulk CO2 and cylinders to industries like food and beverage.
Additionally, the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine with dry ice disrupted the supply of CO2. Dry ice, made from purified and pressurized CO2gas, is essential to transporting the COVID-19 vaccinations. This demand has taken precedence over supplying CO2 to the beverage industry, especially in states and cities developing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
So what does that mean for your business?
As beverage gas suppliers, EspriGas makes sure your gas supply remains simple. That means tapping into our national network to provide an alternate CO2 supply partner, so you can keep serving your customers—now and in the future.