Becancour, QB — IFFCO

UPDATED: 04/02/2018 — see Change Log

OWNER: IFFCO Canada (IFFCO joint venture)
PROJECT: Brownfield methanol-urea plant

COST (reported): More than $2 billion
JOB CREATION (reported): 200 permanent, 1,000 to 1,500 construction
START-UP DATE (reported): On hold

Ammonia None given [Membership required] [Membership required]
Units: stpd, stpy, mtpd, mtpy = short/metric tons per day/year.
[1] United States Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Yearbook, Nitrogen gives capacity in metric tons per year, calculated as “engineering design capacity adjusted for 340 days per year of effective production capability,” rounded to three significant digits. Source: most recent year, Table 4: Domestic Producers of Ammonia,
[2] No ammonia capacity given in company press releases or media reports.
[3] [Membership required]. Sources: linked below.
[4] [Membership required]. See Methodology.


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ADDRESS: Becancour Industrial Park, Champlain, Quebec, G0X 1C0, Canada



  • USGS: Minerals Yearbook, Nitrogen [RECENT / ARCHIVE]
  • Environmental permitting: BAPE (Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement) documents [LINK]


  • 12/13/2017: Projet Bécancour press release: Développement Nauticol Québec ltée et Entreprise IFFCO Canada ltée souhaitent construire une usine d’urée et de méthanol à Bécancour [LINK]
  • 12/13/2017: Le Courier Sud: IFFCO relance son projet à Bécancour [LINK]
  • 10/20/2016: La Presse: IFFCO sur la glace … mais maintenu en vie [LINK]
  • 05/24/2016: La Presse: Bécancour: Québec remet 6 millions dans IFFCO Canada [LINK]
  • 12/14/2015: IFFCO Canada press release: La Coop Fédérée and IFFCO put on hold their urea production plant project at Bécancour until market conditions improve [LINK]
  • 08/25/2015: Le Nouvelliste: Place IFFCO? [LINK]
  • 06/11/2015: Le Nouvelliste: Le projet d’IFFCO remis sur les rails [LINK]
  • 12/16/2014: IFFCO Canada press release: La COOP fédérée and IFFCO are repositioning in order to seek new partners [LINK]
  • ONGOING: The Globe and Mail, archive: Energy East [LINK]
  • 10/15/2014: Winnipeg Free Press: TransCanada pipeline conversion faces building pushback in Quebec [LINK]
  • 09/17/2014: IFFCO Canada press release: Project Update [LINK]
  • 04/16/2014: IFFCO Canada press release: Government of Québec formally endorses project [LINK]
  • 03/19/2014: IFFCO Canada press release: New development in proposed IFFCO Canada fertilizer plant: Ganotec Inc. selected as strategic project collaborator [LINK]
  • 09/04/2013: IFFCO Canada documents: Ernst & Young, Carbon footprint report [PDF]
  • 03/18/2013: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency – Construction of a fertilizer plant in Bécancour Project [LINK]
  • 10/09/2012: IFFCO Canada press release: A $1.2 Billion Investment in Bécancour [PDF in French]


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