UPDATED: 02/07/2014 — see Change Log
OWNER: US Nitrogen (owned by Austin Powder)
PROJECT: Greenfield ammonium nitrate plant
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NOTE: The groundbreaking took place on February 17, 2012; at that time, production was expected to start in March 2014. In February 2014, US Nitrogen submitted new water permit applications in an attempt to resolve ongoing uncertainty regarding water supply and discharge at the plant; these applications have yet to undergo review and public comment, making a 2014 start-up date unlikely.
The end product is ammonium nitrate, which will be used by the plant’s owner, Austin Powder, in the industrial explosives market. The greenfield project consists of two ammonia plants (with a capacity of 100 tons per day each), a nitric acid plant (500 tons per day), and an ammonium nitrate solution plant (635 tons per day). Yara has filed air permits for a 72,000 ton per year calcium nitrate plant on the US Nitrogen property; Yara will purchase its nitric acid feedstock from US Nitrogen. There are also plans to build a carbon dioxide liquefaction plant on the site.
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FEEDSTOCK: Natural gas
END PRODUCTS: Ammonium Nitrate, Nitric Acid
ADDRESS: 471 Pottertown Road, Midway, Tennessee, 37809, United States