Fertiglobe ships world’s 1st ISCC PLUS renewable ammonia

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Fertiglobe shipment of world's 1st renewable ammonia
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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Netherlands-listed OCI-backed Fertiglobe, has completed the first shipment of the world’s first internationally recognized renewable ammonia with International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS) certification.

The renewable ammonia was produced at the company’s facilities in Egypt using renewable hydrogen from its pilot Egypt Green Hydrogen electrolyzer and will go into the production of near-zero emissions synthetic soda ash, a key ingredient in laundry powder, for Unilever.

This world-first shipment, facilitated by OCI Global, demonstrates Fertiglobe’s commitment to decarbonizing industries, delivering on its sustainability agenda and supporting the global energy transition. The shipment was sent to Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (TFL), who will produce the soda ash for Unilever’s India business, Hindustan Unilever (HUL).

Ahmed El-Hoshy_Fertiglobe ships ISCC PLUS certified renewable ammonia
Ahmed El-Hoshy
CEO – Fertiglobe

“This shipment is an important milestone for Fertiglobe, a breakthrough in producing and supplying renewable ammonia to the world, and for the ongoing execution of our hydrogen roadmap. As a pioneer in renewable ammonia, we see immense potential in its ability to decarbonize industries and drive the global energy transition. Looking ahead, we are committed to leveraging our state-of-the-art ammonia facilities and global distribution infrastructure to expand our low-carbon ammonia capacity to meet growing demand and further reduce the carbon footprint of our business.”

Fertiglobe is pursuing several sustainability projects, notably the Egypt Green Hydrogen project in partnership with Scatec, Orascom Construction, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, and the Sovereign Fund of Egypt. Once completed, this project will have the capacity to produce up to 15,000 tons per annum (tpa) of green hydrogen, serving as feedstock for producing up to 90,000 tpa of renewable ammonia at Fertiglobe’s facilities located in the Suez Canal Economic Zone in Egypt.

Other Fertiglobe initiatives include the Ta’ziz 1 million tpa low-carbon ammonia project, the low-carbon ammonia pilot in the UAE at Fertil plant, and the green hydrogen project.

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