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Carbon footprint of N fertilisers before they reach the farm

Wednesday 28 June

Chair: Willem Frens, BA2C

Current and future progress in reducing the carbon footprint of large scale production of synthetic N fertiliser

Speaker: Joey Dobree, Stamicarbon, Netherlands

Innovative technologies to produce low carbon footprint N fertilisers in new ways.

Speaker: Mark Brouwer, ureaknowhow.com, Netherlands

Following the presentations there will be a panel discussion, for which the speakers will be joined by Darren Jarvis, Incitec Pivot, Australia and Dr Charlie Day, Monash University / Jupiter Ionics, Australia.

Joey Dobree

Joey has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at the Hanze University and a Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. After graduation Joey started working as process engineer for Stamicarbon in 2007, the Innovation and License company of Maire Tecnimont. After working in the role as Licensing Manager, Joey now holds the position of Product Portfolio Manager. Within this position Joey is commercially responsible for product management and incremental innovation of all technology and (Safurex®) products, including urea, nitric acid, ammonium nitrate and green ammonia as well the corresponding digital services.

In his work Joey has special attention to drive the development of sustainable production of low carbon urea, green (nitrate) fertilisers and green ammonia in order to contribute to more sustainable footprint of the fertiliser and energy industry in order provide resilience to the industry and answer challenging questions in relation to the environmental footprint of fertilisers and energy vectors.

Mark Brouwer

Mark graduated in 1989 at the Technical University of Eindhoven at the faculty of Chemical Engineering. Mark further graduated the postgraduate continuing professional education Safety for Engineers in The Netherlands.

After military service he joined DSM where he worked first seven years as a Process Engineer in an ethylene plant during which he was involved in several turnarounds and revamp projects.

In 1996 he joined Stamicarbon as Licensing Manager Urea Revamps. Later he became Manager Stamicarbon Services responsible for all Stamicarbon’s activities in existing urea plants, such as After Sales, Plant Inspections, Debottlenecking Projects, Hardware supply projects etc. In these nearly fifteen years he did visit about one hundred urea plants worldwide and was involved in numerous revamp, relocation, debottlenecking and grass root projects.

Since January 1, 2009, Mark Brouwer left Stamicarbon and started up UreaKnowHow.com. UreaKnowHow.com’s mission is to support, facilitate and promote the exchange of technical information in the urea industry with the target to improve the Safety and Performance of all urea plants worldwide.

Darren Jarvis

Darren is responsible for decarbonisation and energy transition strategy at Incitec Pivot Limited.  Darren has 25 years experience in the chemical manufacturing industry, working in a range of roles spanning operations, maintenance, reliability, business development, strategy and capital projects.  In 2019, Darren was responsible for the ARENA-supported feasibility assessment of green ammonia manufacturing at the Dyno Nobel Moranbah facility and is currently developing the Gibson Island Green Ammonia project in partnership with Fortescue Future Industries, also supported by ARENA.  Darren has completed the detailed value chain GHG inventory for Incitec Pivot for the last three years.

Charlie Day

Charlie Day’s passion is leading, investing in and working with teams who are pushing back the boundaries of the possible through innovation, scientific research and commercialisation. Since 2021, Charlie has been inaugural CEO of the Monash University spinout Jupiter Ionics Pty Ltd, which is developing a breakthrough technology for electrochemical production of Green Ammonia. Charlie has a degree in Classics and an honours degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, along with a doctorate in jet engine design from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and their two sons.