Yara And BASF Mull Ammonia Plant | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 43 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 28, 2013

Yara And BASF Mull Ammonia Plant

Department: Business
Keywords: fertilizer, ammonia, shale
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BASF uses ammonia to make alkylethanolamines in Geismar, La.
Credit: BASF
A photo of a chemical plant at dusk.
 
BASF uses ammonia to make alkylethanolamines in Geismar, La.
Credit: BASF

BASF and fertilizer maker Yara are evaluating the joint construction of an ammonia plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast. BASF intends to use its share of the output to back-integrate production of chemicals such as nylon, polyurethanes, and amines. Last month, nylon maker Invista announced plans to build its own ammonia plant in Victoria, Texas. Yara wants to boost its presence in the U.S. The Norwegian company acquired a nitrogen fertilizer facility in Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan, in 2008 but earlier this year postponed a large expansion there.

 
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