The future market environment will provide challenges for fertiliser producers, as decarbonization of fertiliser production seems inevitable. The seeming regulatory drive to carbon taxation for fertilisers and the drive of various producers towards more sustainable production, comprises a new direction for the industry. Change provides challenges to adapt, but also creates opportunities for those who look beyond the status quo.
In order to meet changing market needs, Stamicarbon is continuously investing to reduce the environmental footprint and a good example of this is new technology for steam consumption reduction in urea plants, which is illustrated by the market entry of the Ultra Low Energy plant design.
In order to fully decarbonise fertilizer production, Stamicarbon has introduced Stami Green Ammonia technology, in combination with Stamicarbon’s Nitric Acid technology, to produce green nitrate fertiliser.
This presentation illustrates the current developments, the background of the proven ammonia technology and describes a green nitrate fertiliser project recently announced in Kenya. This incorporates the complete green technology package to provide a commercial feasible solution for local green nitrate production today, based on solar and geothermal energy.