Agrium new facility plans move forward

Sinclair, Neil; Gordon, Michael
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/11/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 34, p27
Trade Publication
This article states that the Kenai Blue Sky Coal Gasification Project, being developed by Canada's fertilizer producer Agrium, has entered the detailed feasibility stage and could be operational by 2011. The low-emission coal gasification facility, which is based on proven technology, will be built in Kenai, Alaska. The unit will create a long-term off-take gas opportunity for Agrium's Kenai nitrogen facility and also generate competitively-priced electricity for the regional power grid. Agrium has been awarded a $2m grant from the Denali Commission and a $5m grant from the State of Alaska for this phase of the project. Agrium is currently operating its 1.23m tonnes/ year ammonia plant in Kenai at half its nominal capacity because of gas shortages.


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