Nairobi; German House, © GIZ Dirk Ostermeier

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Nairobi; German House, © GIZ Dirk Ostermeier

31st August 2023

NACAG Participates in ANNA Conference: Exploring N2O Emissions in Industrialized Countries

NACAG is actively engaged in the ongoing Ammonium Nitrate / Nitric Acid Producers (ANNA) conference, held from September 10th to 16th, 2023, in Varna, Bulgaria.

The ANNA conference serves as platform for international organizations, producers and stakeholders engaged in the Ammonium Nitrate and Nitric Acid sector. It provides a platform for sharing insights into evolving technologies, discussing best practices, and fostering collaborations.

The conference is structured into two main segments: the Ammonium Nitrate (AN) section, which explores AN solution and solidification technology, safety protocols, and environmental considerations; and the Nitric Acid (NA) section, dedicated to production methods, emission reduction strategies, and operational intricacies within the NA industry.

NACAG’s Contribution: In-Depth Discussion on N2O Emissions

On September 16th, NACAG will present insights on N2O emissions reductions derived from a collaborative study conducted with the Öko-Institut.

The study, titled „Mitigation Potentials for Emissions of Nitrous Oxide from Chemical Industry in Industrialised Countries Worldwide,“ is the outcome of comprehensive research by the Öko-Institut and NACAG, commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The study primarily examines the potential for reducing N2O emissions within the chemical industry, with specific emphasis on the production processes of nitric acid, adipic acid, and caprolactam.

Unveiling Study Findings

NACAG’s session will offer attendees an glimpse into the study’s findings, including an analysis of 15 country profiles. These profiles encompass vital information about the industrial landscape of each country, prevailing regulatory frameworks, the environmental implications of N2O emissions, ongoing mitigation strategies, as well as estimates of present emissions, emission intensities, and potential mitigation capacities.

Encompassing a diverse range of countries and regions, such as Australia, Canada, Chile, the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, the study provides a comprehensive overview of global efforts to address N2O emissions.

As the ANNA conference promotes constructive dialogues and innovative solutions, NACAG’s active participation underscores its commitment to addressing environmental challenges within the chemical industry.

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