Construction is almost complete on Fortigen's new ammonia plant in Nebraska, and "the pre-commissioning stage is now underway,” according to local press. Unfortunately, there was a significant setback on the site at the end of May, when the ammonia storage tank was damaged, which will probably delay full operations by at least a month.
The smallest commercial ammonia plant in North America broke ground last week, in Geneva, NE.
(Smallest? Probably. Similar scale to Green Valley Chemials in Creston, IA.)
A new trend is now underway toward smaller, easier-to-finance ammonia plants, although these projects remain in the shadow of mammoth world-scale projects.
UPDATED: 10/03/2017 — see Change Log
OWNER: Fortigen Geneva LLC (Tetrad Corporation)
PROJECT: Greenfield ammonia plant
SUMMARY STATUS: Under Construction
Fortigen is building a small ammonia plant outside Geneva, NE, to supply fertilizer to local farmers. The project broke ground in March 2016 for an anticipated start-up by Fall 2017 but this schedule is now slightly delayed. There is already talk of expanding the site, to add urea and DEF production.