Clean Energy Initiatives

CF Industries is executing its strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy across a range of initiatives that include the Company’s own investments in low-carbon ammonia production, collaborations with industry leaders and organizations focused on developing decarbonization efforts, and membership in associations focused on developing the global hydrogen economy.

CF Industries Investments

Green Ammonia Project

CF Industries is constructing North America’s first commercial-scale green ammonia production capability at its Donaldsonville Complex in Louisiana. Green ammonia is ammonia produced using hydrogen from carbon-free sources.

  • $100 million investment to install 20MW electrolyzer and tie into existing ammonia capacity
  • Enable Donaldsonville to produce up to 20,000 tons of green ammonia per year
  • Expected to be complete at end of 2023

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Blue Ammonia: Carbon Capture and Storage

CF Industries is leveraging carbon capture and sequestration technology to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from its existing ammonia production network and enable the Company to market low-carbon blue ammonia. Our first investment is constructing a carbon dioxide dehydration and compression facility at its Donaldsonville Complex, which will enable captured CO2 to be transported and sequestered by third parties.

  • $200 million investment
  • Enable up to 2M tons of CO2 to be prepared for permanent sequestration
  • Dehydration and compression facility expected to be complete at end of 2024
  • Enable CF Industries to market up to 1.7 million tons of blue ammonia annually.

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CF Industries Working with CHS Inc. on Production and Distribution of Low-Carbon Nitrogen Fertilizer

CF Industries (NYSE: CF), one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen fertilizer, is working with CHS Inc., the nation’s leading agribusiness cooperative, to accelerate quantifiable and certifiable agriculture and food system greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions through the production and distribution of low-carbon nitrogen fertilizer. 

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CF Industries Signs MOU with JERA for Supply of up to 500,000 Metric Tonnes Per Year of Clean Ammonia

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF), the world’s largest producer of ammonia, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with JERA Co., Inc. (JERA), Japan’s largest energy generator, regarding the supply of up to 500,000 metric tonnes per year of clean ammonia beginning in 2027. The execution of the MOU is the result of a supplier comparison and evaluation process for the procurement of clean ammonia that JERA initiated in February 2022 for the world’s first commercial scale ammonia co-firing operations.

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CF Industries and NextEra Energy Resources Announce Green Hydrogen Project MOU to Support Ag Supply Chain Decarbonization

CF Industries Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ammonia, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage, today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a joint venture to develop a zero-carbon-intensity hydrogen project at CF Industries’ Verdigris Complex in Oklahoma.

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CF Industries and LOTTE CHEMICAL Corporation to Explore Joint U.S.-Based Clean Ammonia Project and Long-Term Clean Ammonia Offtake Agreement into South Korea

CF Industries Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ammonia, today announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with LOTTE CHEMICAL Corporation (“LOTTE”), South Korea’s leading chemical company, that will guide the companies in a joint exploration of clean ammonia production and long-term clean ammonia offtake into South Korea.

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CF Industries Announces Purchase of Certified Natural Gas

As part of its commitment to reduce its scope 3 emissions by 10% by 2030 and to reduce the lifecycle carbon intensity of ammonia production,   CF Industries Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with bp for the supply of 2.2 billion cubic feet (BCF) of certified natural gas in 2023.  This is the first known purchase of certified gas by an industrial company for use in its ammonia production processes.

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and CF Industries Announce Plans for New Blue Ammonia Capacity in the United States

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the leading ammonia marketers in the world, and CF Industries Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ammonia, today announced their intention to jointly develop a greenfield ammonia production facility in the United States.

The new facility will produce blue ammonia by leveraging carbon capture and sequestration processes to reduce carbon emissions by more than 60% compared to conventional ammonia. Demand for blue ammonia is expected to grow significantly as a decarbonized energy source, both for its hydrogen content and as a fuel itself.

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CF Industries is a member of a number of associations focused on promoting the global hydrogen economy and ammonia as a clean fuel. They include: