Tuscola, IL — Cronus Chemical

UPDATED: 04/29/2015 — see Change Log

OWNER: Cronus Fertilizers (Cronus Chemicals LLC)
PROJECT: Greenfield urea plant

COST (reported): $1.5 billion
JOB CREATION (reported): 175 permanent, 1,500 to 2,000 construction
START-UP DATE (reported): 2018

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ADDRESS: 785 East Highway 36, Tuscola, Illinois, 61953
WEBSITE: http://cronuschem.com


  • 04/27/2015: The News-Gazette local news story: Future Cronus plant site sees planting of last crop [LINK]
  • 02/23/2015: Cronus press release: Cronus Fertilizers Signs EPC Contract with Maire Tecnimont for Illinois Fertilizer Plant [LINK]
  • 12/01/2014: Maire Tecnimont press release: Maire Tecnimont expands its fertilizer business in the USA with Cronus Chemicals’ Illinois plant [LINK]
  • 10/29/2014: Illinois Governor’s Office press release: Governor Quinn Announces Cronus Has Chosen Illinois for New $1.4 Billion Fertilizer Plant [LINK]
  • 10/23/2014: The News-Gazette local news article: Tuscola optimistic about $1.2 billion plant [LINK]
  • 09/05/2014: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Cronus Chemicals LLC Construction Permit [PDF]
  • 05/12/2014: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, draft Construction Permit [LINK / PDF]
  • 02/05/2014: Mitchell County Press News, local news story: Company says fertilizer plant still on track [LINK]
  • 01/29/2014: The News-Gazette, local news story: Proposed wastewater sale up for discussion again [LINK]
  • 01/28/2014: Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District meeting documents: Draft Contract with Cronus Chemicals, LLC [LINK document archive / PDF]
  • 10/14/2013: Sioux City Journal news article: Iowa, Illinois may not be alone in competing for fertilizer plant [LINK]
  • 07/26/2013: East Central Illinois Economic Development District news article: Lawmakers hope incentives will lure fertilizer plant [LINK]
  • 04/08/2013: Farm Futures news article: $1.2 Billion Fertilizer Plant May be Sited in Midwest [LINK]

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