Mitsui & Co., one of the leading ammonia marketers in the world, and CF Fertilisers, the world’s largest producer of ammonia, have 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. The companies expect to commence a front end engineering and design (FEED) study during the second half of 2022, which typically takes 9-12 months from the start date to complete. A final investment decision is expected to occur in 2023. Construction and commissioning of a new world-scale capacity ammonia plant typically takes approximately 4 years from that point.