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Facing green push on farm, fertilizer makers look to sea for growth

Rod Nickel and Victoria Klesty of Reuters write that fertilizer companies are beginning to produce hydrocarbon fuel.

The C3 Take
  • Ammonia producer CF Industries is reconstructing its Donaldsonville, Louisiana plant to produce green ammonia.
  • Using ammonia as fuel in the shipping industry would effectively reduce emissions, as the sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gasses on the planet.
  • The private sector is paving the way to reducing emissions and providing carbon-free energy.

“By altering the production process for ammonia normally used for fertilizer, the companies told Reuters they can produce hydrogen for fuel or a form of carbon-free ammonia used either as a carrier for hydrogen or as a marine fuel to power cargo and even cruise ships.”

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