Ammonia

We typically produce more than 8.5 million short tons of ammonia annually at our manufacturing facilities. Nearly 40 percent of the ammonia produced is sold to agricultural or industrial customers. We upgrade the remaining ammonia into other nitrogen products, such as urea, UAN and diesel exhaust fluid.

Anhydrous ammonia, which contains 82 percent nitrogen, is the most concentrated nitrogen fertilizer. Because of its high nitrogen content, it is often the most cost-effective nitrogen fertilizer. A gas under ambient conditions but a liquid when refrigerated and pressurized, ammonia requires special equipment and technology to transport, store and apply. It is applied by injecting it into the subsoil, where it reverts to a gaseous state and combines with the soil’s moisture to provide the essential nitrogen nutrient.

We also produce solutions of ammonia in water, typically referred to as aqua ammonia.