OCI Nitrogen’s Nutramon® CAN is the first to have its CO2 footprint certified and is now officially the most climate-friendly calcium ammonium nitrate in Europe. The latest technologies ensure that the Nutramon® CAN production process emits almost no greenhouse gases. It is now the greenest CAN by far with the lowest CO2 footprint in Europe. The Nutramon® emission value in analyses of the agricultural production chain, leads to significantly reduction of the carbon footprint of agricultural products.
Lowest CO2 footprint in Europe
Calculations show that agricultural crops often produce high greenhouse gas emissions because of the use of nitrogen-based mineral fertilizers. Compared with the old figures still used by official certification bodies, Nutramon’s CO2 footprint is 75% lower.
Registration has been carried out according to the international Carbon Footprint Standard PAS 2050-I. PAS 2050 was introduced in 2008 as a consistent international method for quantifying product CO2 footprints. The cradle-to-gate assessment undertaken by Blonk Consultants and verified by the international certification company SGS shows a carbon footprint of 2.06 kg of CO2 per kilogram of nitrogen. OCI Nitrogen has a total production capacity of approximately 1.4 million tons of Nutramon. It accounts for more than 50% of the Dutch market as well as a significant share of the market in Northwest Europe.
Easy to recognize and most efficient nitrogen fertilizer
Adding calcium ammonium nitrate to the soil results in higher crop yields, better crop quality and less environmental pollution than alternative fertilizers or fertilizer products. It is the best supplement for manure, leaches smaller amounts of nitrogen and has the lowest ammonia emissions. The plant absorbs 100% of the fertilizer, allowing farmers to produce high crop yields. Nutramon® CAN is mixed with orange granules so that farmers will recognize it immediately.
Working on sustainability
OCI Nitrogen supports organizations dedicated to sustainable farming, such as the Skylark Foundation, and works continuously to optimize its production techniques. For example, in 2008 OCI Nitrogen won the Responsible Care Award, presented by the Dutch Chemical Industry Association (VNCI) for reducing nitrous oxide emissions. It won the same Award again in 2013 for developing a new technique that reduces dust emissions from the plants (174 tons) to zero.