As a leading nitrogen fertilizer producer and distributor, we are committed to our purpose of responsibly supporting sustainable agriculture.
We provide an effective and environmentally sound source of nitrogen, the essential nutrient for crop growth, to our customers around the world.
Our portfolio of products comprises ammonia, which is used both as a building block for other fertilizer products and sold to industrial and agricultural customers, urea for agricultural and industrial customers, and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is also known as AdBlue in Europe and marketed as AdGreen by FERTIL, for industrial customers. Additional potential future uses of ammonia are currently emerging as part of the nascent clean hydrogen economy, where blue and green ammonia could serve as an efficient energy carrier or as a clean fuel.
Ammonia is a colorless gas and is a building block for industrial chemicals and nitrogen fertilizers and can be applied as a direct fertilizer. Ammonia is the highest energy density non-hydrocarbon product. The principal raw material used in the production of ammonia is natural gas, which we purchase through long term supply contracts. Our gross annual production capacity exceeds 4.4 million metric tons of anhydrous ammonia, which is used both as a standalone fertilizer as well as a building block for further nitrogen based fertilizers and industrial chemicals. It is also one of the core fertilizers applied to crops and along with urea represent more than 70% of a crop’s annual nutrient requirements.
Urea is a white crystalline solid fertilizer with a nitrogen content of approximately 46% and is produced by reacting ammonia with carbon dioxide. Its high nitrogen content and straightforward handling and transportation make it the most traded nitrogen fertilizer in the world by volume. Our gross annual production capacity exceeds 5.1 million metric tons of granular urea, the most widely used fertilizer. It is also used to produce other nitrogen fertilizers and industrial chemicals.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
DEF is also known as AdBlue in Europe and marketed as AdGreen by Fertil, is a non-hazardous aqueous urea solution consisting of approximately 67.5% deionized water and approximately 32.5% urea. DEF is used in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems to lower harmful vehicle exhaust emissions from diesel engines. DEF breaks down nitrogen oxides emissions into nitrogen gas and water vapor, thereby eliminating environmentally harmful emissions from cars, trucks, buses and other heavy duty vehicles. Both EFC and FERTIL have installed proven DEF production technologies. FERTIL produces a small amount of DEF to serve local demand, and both facilities can quickly ramp up production as the DEF market develops.