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The companies signed a memorandum of understanding to plan construction for a global-scale ammonia plant in Lake Charles, LA.
Proman and the Mitsubishi Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to plan and develop an international-scale ultra low-carbon ammonia facility in Lake Charles, LA. The plant, upon commercial operation, will produce an estimated 1.2 million tons per year (MTPA) of clean ammonia using carbon capture and sequestration technology.
"We are delighted to be developing this world-scale ultra-low-carbon ammonia facility with Mitsubishi Corporation,” said David Cassidy, Chief Executive Officer of Proman. “Proman is already a fertilizer producer, and we are committed to expanding our global production to drive forward ammonia's critical role as a fertilizer, fuel, and decarbonized future energy source. Once completed, this plant with carbon-capture technology will be a major step toward meeting the growing demand for ammonia as a clean fuel."
The partners are planning to establish the ammonia facility on Proman’s current acreage in Lake Charles, in proximity to Proman’s natural gas-to-methanol plant, which is also in the process of development.
Proman and Mitsubishi held the facility’s signing ceremony at the Third International Conference on Fuel Ammonia (CFA), arranged by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. The facility’s processed ammonia will be primarily exported to Japan as a fuel source to decarbonize emissions from existing coal-fired power plants, allowing the country to satisfy its national strategy to reduce emissions via ammonia consumption.