Nutrien Ltd. just revealed that it is considering Geismar, LA as the location for the world’s largest clean ammonia facility. Clean ammonia will be made utilizing revolutionary technology to achieve at least a 90% decrease in CO2 emissions, building on the company’s expertise in low-carbon ammonia manufacturing.
The project will move on to the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage, with a final investment decision expected in 2023. If permitted, work on the $2 billion complex would begin in 2024, with full production projected in 2027.
The proposed clean ammonia factory would make use of the existing Geismar, LA facility’s low-cost natural gas, tidewater access to global markets, and high-quality carbon capture and sequestration infrastructure.
This Nutrien project is intended to have an annual capacity of 1.2 million metric tonnes of pure ammonia and absorb at least 90% of CO2 emissions, permanently storing more than 1.8 million metric tonnes of CO2 in specialized geological storage.
The new facility will employ auto thermal reforming technology to achieve the lowest carbon footprint of any plant of this size, with the possibility for future improvements to reach net-zero emissions.
Nutrien has also signed a Letter of Intent with Mitsubishi Corporation to offtake up to 40% of the plant’s estimated output for delivery to the Asian fuel market, particularly Japan, after construction is completed.
Reference= Nutrien website, Businesswire Release, Clean Technica