Hear from industry experts, including CRU’s senior consultants and analysts on the primary drivers for sustainability, including green financing, implications of carbon taxation schemes, challenges and opportunities for the fertilizer industry, and the role of the industry in the energy transition.
14:00 - 14:45
Financing considerations for Green and Blue projects
Rapid growth in the pipeline for green and blue ammonia projects since 2020 means that developers face increased competition for financing. CRU Consulting will discuss the commercial considerations of financiers assessing green ammonia projects including understanding:
• the prospects of zero carbon ammonia in both “traditional” fertilizer and nascent non-fertilizer energy markets,
• zero/low carbon ammonia’s cost competitiveness versus substitutes and existing producers,
• the overall economic feasibility throughout a zero/low carbon ammonia project’s life cycle,
• pricing scenarios currently envisioned for green and brown ammonia over the long-term.
14:45 - 15:25
Sustainable Fertilizers – Challenge or Opportunity?
This presentation will explain:
• How the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relate to fertilizers
• What the latest sustainability developments in our fertilizer industry are
• What IFA is doing to accelerate the industry’s sustainability transformation
• How fertilizer production and use might change over the coming 30 years
, Sustainability Director and China Initiative Leader
, International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
15:25 - 16:10
Exploring the challenges of the fertilizer industry’s carbon footprint, including implications of emissions tax schemes
• Examining the significant challenges faced by the fertilizer industry in negotiating the balance between supplying key goods required to feed the world and minimising its environmental impact
• Understanding the current carbon dioxide emission profile of the industry and highlighting areas of particular challenge
• Exploring how different hydrocarbon feedstocks have different outlooks in particularly China
• As governments around the world start to seriously examine emission tax schemes, what are the implications for the fertilizer industry as it faces a period of new costs unless changes can be made?
16:10 - 16:50
Transforming the nitric acid sector: Advancing N₂O abatement
Presenter to be confirmed, The Nitric Acid Climate Group
16:50 - 17:30
Low-Carbon Ammonia: Enabling the Energy Transition
, Executive Director
, Ammonia Energy Association