April 2, 2009

The world's first corn cob ammonia plant

Farmers who were struck high with fertilizer price in the past 12-24 months might cheer at this news about California-based SynGest planning to construct the world's first corn biomass-based ammonia plant in Menlo, Iowa.

The SynGest Menlo plant will use 150,000 tons/year of Iowa corn cobs to produce 50,000 tons/year of bio-ammonia, enough to fertilize 500,000 acres of Iowa corn farm, says CEO Jack Oswald. Production is expected to begin in 2012.

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