Working towards the Netherlands’ emissions targets

As the largest CAN producer in the Netherlands, OCI Nitrogen’s investments in reducing the CO2 footprint of its CAN production has been a positive stride towards achieving the country’s GHG reduction targets.

In recognition of its achievement of producing CAN with the lowest CO2 emissions in Europe, OCI Nitrogen was awarded the VNCI Responsible Care Award in 2008.

Fuel from waste, not a rubbish idea

Rather than continuing to rely solely on natural gas, we are using renewable biomethane made from waste sources to produce our products.

BioMCN has become a global leader in the production of bio-methanol made from renewable biomethane which can be used as an advanced biofuel in petrol engines and as a lower carbon feedstock for range of products including silicones, plastics and paints.

When used as a biofuel, bio-methanol has a 60% GHG savings versus petrol, helping to decarbonize the transportation sector.

By using renewable biomethane in our production process, not only are we consuming less fossil based natural gas, we are also helping to reduce harmful methane emissions from waste sources that would otherwise be released into the air.

Nutramon®: the smallest Calcium Ammonium Nitrate CO2 footprint in Europe

As the largest CAN producer in the Netherlands, OCI Nitrogen’s investments in reducing the CO2 footprint of its CAN production has been a positive stride towards achieving the country’s GHG reduction targets.

In recognition of its achievement of producing CAN with the lowest CO2 emissions in Europe, OCI Nitrogen was awarded the VNCI Responsible Care Award in 2008.

Green ammonia production using biogas

OCI Nitrogen has teamed up with Re-N Technology to study the development of a large-scale biogas plant on the Chemelot industrial site. The project, called Zitta® Biogas, aims to make a significant contribution to solving the problem of surplus manure in the

Netherlands. At the same time, it will make OCI Nitrogen’s production process more sustainable and will positively contribute to achieving the Netherlands’ GHG reduction targets. The project has received Dutch government support in the form of a renewable energy subsidy called SDE+.

Waste steam gasification

OCI Nitrogen and BioMCN are jointly studying the feasibility to use waste steam gasification technology, to make synthesis gas that than can be converted to ammonia or methanol.

The aim of the project is to reduce the carbon footprint at large and replicable scale, by more efficient and circular use of municipal waste.

Hydrogen Coalition

OCI Nitrogen is one of 23 organizations that joined the Greenpeace Netherlands Hydrogen Coalition, which aims to encourage the Dutch government to stimulate green hydrogen for further sustainability of the energy supply.

Green hydrogen is produced from water using green electricity from renewable energy sources.

Power to Amonia

In 2016, OCI Nitrogen formed a consortium with the Institute for Sustainable Process

Technology (ISPT), Nuon, Stedin, CE Delft, Proton Ventures, TU Delft, TU Twente, AkzoNobel, and ECN to investigate converting renewable energy, such as solar or wind energy, into carbon neutral ammonia.

The consortium is investing in R&D aiming to make green hydrogen technology applicable for the large-scale production by 2030.

H-Vision

OCI Nitrogen is one of 16 parties collaborating to explore the large scale production of blue hydrogen in the Port of Rotterdam.

The objective is supply decarbonized energy by replacing natural gas and coal with blue hydrogen, substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Rotterdam industrial area, and helping to achieve Dutch climate goals.

Blue hydrogen is obtained from natural gas or industrial residual gasses by splitting them into hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The captured CO2 will be safely stored in depleted gas fields in the North Sea or re-used as chemical building blocks. H-vision is an investment in a sustainable future.