Category: Ammonia Plants

Geismar, LA — PotashCorp

UPDATED: 12/20/2016 — see Change Log

OWNER: PCS Nitrogen LP (Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan / PotashCorp)
PROJECT: Nitrogen plant, restart, expansion and urea brownfield

SUMMARY STATUS: Operational, Planning Phase
The Geismar ammonia plant started up in 1967 but was idled in 2003, due to the high cost of natural gas feedstock. PotashCorp restarted the plant in February 2013 at a cost of $260 million. Air permit documents from 2014 and 2015 reveal plans for significant future expansions. In September 2016, Agrium and PotashCorp announced a potential "merger of equals."

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Morris, MN — University of Minnesota

UPDATED: 11/24/2014 — see Change Log

OWNER: University of Minnesota
PROJECT: Pilot plant

SUMMARY STATUS: Operational
The Wind-To-Ammonia project at the University of Minnesota is a fully operational pilot plant, demonstrating the feasibility of using renewable energy to produce carbon-free ammonia.

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Pryor, OK — LSB Industries

UPDATED: 07/26/2017 — see Change Log

OWNER: Pryor Chemical Company (LSB Industries Inc)
PROJECT: Ammonia-UAN plant, expansion

SUMMARY STATUS: Operational
LSB Industries restarted the Pryor ammonia-UAN plant in 2010, after it had lain idle for a decade, and expanded it in 2013. Since 2012, LSB has also been considering the potential restart of two smaller ammonia units on the site. Reliability has been a major problem at Pryor over the years. While ammonia has been produced on this site since 1954, the current plant was commissioned in 1997.

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