The Atlas Agro Pacific Green Fertilizer Plant (PGF) is a pioneering initiative by Atlas Agro North America Corp. to revolutionize the fertilizer industry in the United States. The project aims to increase the domestic availability of nitrogen fertilizer while significantly reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.
The PGF project is designed to produce 0.7 million tons of zero-carbon nitrate fertilizer annually, primarily serving the Pacific Northwest region. The plant will utilize air, water, carbon-free electricity, and limestone or dolomite as the only raw materials. Renewable electricity is used to produce green hydrogen through electrolysis of water. This hydrogen will then be transformed into ammonia, nitric acid, and ammonium nitrate to create zero-carbon liquid ammonium nitrate solution (ANs), liquid calcium nitrate (CN), and granulated calcium ammonium nitrate fertilizer (CAN).
The fertilizers produced by the PGF plant are more efficient and environmentally friendly than Urea, UAN, or Anhydrous Ammonia. They are directly consumed by crops, require no nitrification in the soil, and are compatible with precision farming techniques. This results in higher crop yields and quality, reduced environmental impact, and potential for green crop premiums.
The project is currently in the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) stage, with the final investment decision (FID) expected to be taken in Q1 2024. The first product is anticipated to reach farmers by 2027. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around US$1 billion.
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