President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act in 1933 as part of the
New Deal. The goal was to make the Tennessee River easier to
navigate, reforest lands, operate a dam, and improve farming
Until 1987, the TVA at Muscle Shoals, Alabama,
oversaw regulation and education for fertilizers and the
American crop producer. The focus then turned to electricity
Currently, the fertilizer industry is not
regulated. Many of the trade practices would be considered
illegal in the financial game of stocks and bonds. The customer
does not come first. Fossil fuel ammonia does not meet GHG
Let’s call the environmental flop the
Wild West of the Fertilizer Oligarchs. The grip on the industry
remains tight, but there’s a new sheriff in town.
Watch for a showdown in Dodge City When Green
Play Ammonia takes on the billionaires of fertilizer. Their days
of waste and dirty air are over.
More good news about ammonia
The average price of ammonia over the last 20 years is $300 per
ton. This cost is equivalent to $1.75 per gallon on gas.
Ammonia can be produced from zero carbon energy (hydro, nuclear,
wind) and with significant CCS at the lowest cost of capture for
any hydrocarbon process.
Ammonia diesel engines are proven and essentially equivalent in
cost, either with diesel blending, pre-cracking or advanced
are fuel efficient and flexible.
cells are highly desirable for remote power for cell towers.