Nutrien says it is evaluating a site in Louisiana as the place to build the world’s biggest clean ammonia facility. 

The new plant would leverage low-cost natural gas, tidewater access to world markets, and high-quality carbon capture and sequestration infrastructure at its existing facility in Geismar, Louisiana. 

The goal would be to serve the growing demand in agriculture, industrial, and emerging energy markets. 

“Our commitment to developing and using both low-carbon and clean ammonia is prominent in our strategy to provide solutions that will help meet the world’s decarbonization goals while sustainably addressing global food insecurity,” says Ken Seitz, Nutrien’s Interim President and CEO. 

The plant will have an annual production capacity of 1.2 million metric tons of clean ammonia and capture at least 90 percent of its carbon emissions. 

That means the new facility will be able to permanently sequester more than 1.8 million metric tons of carbon in dedicated geological storage every year.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)