Plans for blue ammonia chain between Siberia and Japan gain momentum
By Richard Ewing 07-Jul-21 18:37 LONDON (CIHI) – Plans for a new value chain that converts natural gas from Russian oil company Irkutsk (IOC) in Eastern Siberia into ammonia for transport to the Japan, moved up a gear on Wednesday.
Tessenderlo Kerley International to build new ammonium thiophosphate plant in the Netherlands
By Erica Sesay 28-Jun-21 03:48 PM LONDON (ICIS) – Belgium-based fertilizer producer Tessenderlo Kerley International has announced plans to build a new ammonium thiophosphate liquid fertilizer plant in Geleen, the Netherlands.
Canada EarthRenew Undertakes Potato Field Trials to Test Impact of Fertilizers on Soil Health
By Mark Milam 25-Jun-21 11:21 PM HOUSTON (CIHI) – Canadian fertilizer company EarthRenew has announced that it has launched field trials to assess the general effects of its products on the soil microbiome of soil potato fields in Alberta.
World’s first dynamic green ammonia demonstration plant in Denmark receives additional funding
By Richard Ewing 25-Jun-21 4:15 PM LONDON (CIHI) – Projects for the world’s first green ammonia industrial dynamic demonstration plant received a boost on Friday after the Danish development and demonstration program Energy Technologies (EUDP) has allocated nearly € 11 million in funding.
Turkish Bagfas forced to stop fertilizer production on August 1
By Julia Meehan 17-Jun-21 10:47 AM LONDON (CIHI – The Turkish government ordered fertilizer producer Bagfas Bandirma Gubre Fabrikalari AS (Bagfas) to stop production on August 1. The government imposed the shutdown in relationship with environmental permits for waste exiting the Bagfas plant, sources said.
Canada’s oil sands producers form alliance to achieve net zero GHGs by 2050
By Stefan Baumgarten 09-Jun-21 14:52 TORONTO (CIHI) – Canada’s largest oil sands producers have formed an alliance to achieve zero net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, have they said Wednesday in a joint statement.
Micro-irrigation initiatives to boost demand for specialty fertilizers in India
By Erica Sesay 09-Jun-21 18:02 LONDON (CIHI) —India’s specialty fertilizer market is expected to grow in the coming years, especially for water-soluble options, as the government encourages micro-irrigation, said speakers at the IFA Smart and Green conference.
Chinese demand for specialty fertilizers will increase by nearly 10% over the next five years
By Erica Sesay 08-Jun-21 5:04 PM LONODN (ICIS) – China’s demand for specialty fertilizers is expected to increase by around 9% over the next five years, according to speakers at the IFA Smart & Green conference on Tuesday.
Yara and Trafigura collaborate to develop ammonia as a fuel for maritime transport
By Nurluqman Suratman 07-Jun-21 07:58 SINGAPORE (ICIS) – Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara has signed an agreement with commodity trading company Trafigura to develop and promote the use of ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping, the two companies said.
India’s IFFCO launches nanofertilizer to reduce urea use by 50%
By Deepika Thapliyal 01-Jun-21 4:17 PM LONDON (ICIS) – Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has launched a new nano-urea (liquid) fertilizer, developed using nanotechnology, the company said .
Stamicarbon and Shchekinoazot develop sustainable fertz solutions
By Richard Ewing 25-May-21 4:58 PM LONDON (ICIS) – Italian engineering group Maire Tecnimont teamed up with Russian chemicals and fertilizer giant Shchekinoazot on Tuesday to jointly explore, develop and implement green technologies.
Stamicarbon launches new green ammonia technology for the production of fertz
By Richard Ewing 17-May-21 03:48 PM LONDON (ICIS) – Dutch tech group Stamicarbon announced on Monday the launch of a new green ammonia manufacturing process that paves the way for sustainable fertilizer production.
Yara launches Agoro Carbon to help farmers decarbonise
By Richard Ewing 07-May-21 2:19 PM LONDON (CIHI) – Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara on Friday announced the commercial launch of a global initiative that will allow farmers to earn extra income through positive climate action.
OCI Beaumont will decarbonise in the blue ammonia line
By Richard Ewing 05-May-21 13:52 LONDON (CIHI) – Dutch fertilizer and chemicals major OCI on Wednesday broadened its portfolio of low-carbon products with the launch of blue ammonia production in its operations in Texas.
Sri Lanka aims to stop imports of chemical fertilizers in future
By Deepika Thapliyal 26-Apr-21 12:53 PM LONDON (CIHI) – Recent comments from the President of Sri Lanka, who pledged to stop importing chemical fertilizers and shift towards organic fertilizers, have aroused skepticism from market participants.
Biden seeks to reduce US CO2 emissions by up to 52% by 30
By Sunny Roe 22-Apr-21 3:50 PM HOUSTON (CIHI) – President Joe Biden announced at the Climate Leaders’ Summit on Thursday that the United States will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 to 52% of their 2005 levels by 2030.
Canada Raises GHG Target and Increases Spending for “Green Recovery”
By Stefan Baumgarten 20-Apr-21 2:42 PM TORONTO (CIHI) – Canada’s federal government plans to spend an additional C $ 17.6 billion (US $ 14.1 billion) on “green recovery” measures , and raises the target to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, he said when publishing his 2021 budget after the markets closed on Monday (April 19).
Swiss Glencore Resolves Water Incidents and Provides Management Update in Sustainability Report
By Annalize Porter 16-Apr-21 8:52 PM HOUSTON (CIHI) – Swiss metal miner Glencore addressed two water-related environmental incidents in 2020 in its annual sustainability report released this week.
Nutrien will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030
By Erica Sesay 12-Apr-21 4:19 PM LONDON (CIHI) – Canadian fertilizer producer Nutrien aims to reduce operational GHG emissions by 30% by 2030, he said in his environmental report , social and governance (ESG) 2021.