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Atlas Agro selects engineering contractor to build new nitrate capacity in USA

Posted by on 19 May 2023
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Atlas Agro has selected Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas to build a fertilizer plant with zero carbon emissions in the northwest of the United States.

The nitrogen fertilizer plant will use Técnicas Reunidas' own technology for the main process units. The Pacific Green Fertilizer plant will be based near Richland, city of Benton County, Washington state.

The raw materials used will be air, water and electricity, with zero carbon emissions, says Técnicas Reunidas.

It will have the capacity to produce 650,000 tons of Calcium Ammonium Nitrate per year and will consist of the following main units: Ammonia, Nitric Acid, Ammonium Nitrate, Calcium Ammonium Nitrate, Calcium Nitrate, Electrolyzers, and Air Separation.

The plant will be the first in a series that Atlas Agro plans to build in multiple regions around the world, said the statement on the Técnicas Reunidas website. The total investment for the first plant is estimated at USD 1 billion.

Learn why fertilizer consumption in Argentina has reached record levels in the March 2023 issue of New AG International, here.

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