WA Business News  Jun 25  Comment 
The federal government has launched an inquiry into cheap imports of ammonium nitrate following an application by three local manufacturers, including Wesfarmers subsidiary CSBP and Orica.
guardian.co.uk  Jun 17  Comment 
Firm hopes to better conventional batteries to store renewably generated power A chemical compound commonly used to boost crop yields could be the answer to helping the world increase its consumption of renewable energy. In a world first,...
Insurance Journal  Mar 27  Comment 
Neighbors of a South Carolina processed meat plant are breathing easy again after being ordered to run from their homes ahead of a chemical leak. Multiple media organizations reported that the leak of anhydrous ammonia from the Carolina Pride...
Insurance Journal  Mar 13  Comment 
A Tekamah, Nebraska, man is suing an Oklahoma pipeline company, which he accused of failing to properly repair an anhydrous ammonia pipeline, causing a deadly leak in 2016. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Steven Chace filed the lawsuit against...
Bulk Transporter  Mar 2  Comment 
THE Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will maintain its permitting stance on the transportation of anhydrous ammonia domestically, according to Paul Bomgardner, chief of FMCSA’s Hazardous Materials Division. For anhydrous...
GenEng News  Jan 26  Comment 
By all scientific accounts, conditions on planet Earth were pretty inhospitable in the early days. The earliest organisms, such as extremophilic archaea, readily adapted to what we would view today as uninhabitable climates. However, as the planet...




 

Ammonia is a chemical whose largest industrial use it to produce fertilizer. Ammonia can itself be used as a simple nitrogen fertilizer, but it is more commonly used to produce other nitrogen fertilizers, such as Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN). Although generally the least expensive source of nitrogen fertilizer available to agricultural customers, ammonia may be less attractive since it requires specialized equipment and has limited application flexibility.

The largest cost component of ammonia production is natural gas.

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