News

21st April 2022

Zambia signs NACAG Declaration

The Minister of Agriculture of Zambia signed the NACAG Declaration on April 8th, 2022. Through this signature, Zambia officially declares its support for the initiative’s goals to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from nitric acid production. Zambia is the 15th country that signed the NACAG Declaration. The emission reduction potential in this sector in Zambia amounts…

Read more

13th April 2022

NACAG strengthens cooperation with Zambia

From 31 March to 7 April, the NACAG Secretariat visited Zambia to conduct a technical feasibility study at the nitric acid producer Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) and discuss the project implementation with political and industrial stakeholders. Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia, located in Kafue in the South of Zambia, is the sole nitric acid producer…

Read more

7th April 2022

Extension of Deadline for tender for the installation of N2O abatement technology at Groupe Chimique Tunisien (Tunisia)

NACAG´s partner plant operator in Tunisia, Groupe Chimique Tunisien, has opened a call for international competitive bidding to design, install and commission nitrous oxide (N2O) abatement technology (secondary catalyst) at the nitric acid plant, located in Gabes, Tunisia. The tendering procedure closes at 10:00 am Central European Time on 10. May 2022. Interested bidders may…

Read more

7th April 2022

Extension of Deadline for “Tender for the installation of N2O monitoring equipment at Groupe Chimique Tunisien (Tunisia)”

NACAG´s partner plant operator in Tunisia, Groupe Chimique Tunisien, in Gabes, Tunisia, has opened a call for international competitive bidding for required N2O monitoring equipment to be installed in their nitric acid plant. This activity takes place as part of the implementation of a N2O abatement measure under the NACAG initiative. The tendering procedure closes…

Read more

5th April 2022

NACAG´s partner plant Soluciones Quimicas shares it expereince in cooperation with the initiative

After completing feasibility study and a due diligence process, NACAG´s partner plant operator in Mexico, Soluciones Quimicas, is now standing before the main stage of the cooperation – procurement and installation of mitigation and abatement technologies. Soluciones Quimicas´s teamtells the story of cooperation with NACAG from the plant´s perspective. Soluciones Quimicas, located in Minatitlán, Veracruz,…

Read more

17th March 2022

Tender for the installation of N2O abatement technology and monitoring equipment at Sable Chemicals (Zimbabwe) published

NACAG´s partner plant operator in Zimbabwe, Sable Chemical Industries Ltd., has opened a call for international competitive bidding for the design, installation and commissioning of nitrous oxide (N2O) abatement technology (tertiary catalyst) and emissions monitoring equipment at Sable’s nitric acid plants in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe. Interested bidders may request the bidding documents via email from Sable…

Read more

4th January 2022

NACAG Secretariat visits Thailand

In December 2021, the NACAG Secretariat visited Thailand to hold discussions on the progress of fruitful cooperation towards reducing N2O emissions from the country’s chemical industry. During a high-level meeting, Dr. Phirun Saiyasitpanich, General Secretary of Thailand’s Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) expressed his appreciation for the cooperation under the…

Read more

29th December 2021

GIZ launches tender on Quality Assurance Level 2 (QAL2) tests

To ensure the effective monitoring of N2O emissions in nitric acid production facilities, GIZ is seeking external support from a contractor with relevant expertise and certification for conducting Quality Assurance Level 2 (QAL2) tests. All interested bidders are encouraged to take part in the tender process until 21 January 2021. You may find additional information…

Read more

17th December 2021

Amid the rising social cost of N2O, scientists argue for stronger regulations

In their recent publication “Improving the social cost of nitrous oxide“ in Nature Climate Change, Kanter et al. argue for introducing stricter regulations of N2O emissions. The scientists highlight not only the high global warming potential of N2O, – 273 times that of CO2 – but also its negative effects on the environment, economy and…

Read more

6th December 2021

Information webinar on the upcoming tenders on abatement and monitoring equipment

In the upcoming months, NACAG partner plant operators will launch tenders for the installation of N2O abatement and monitoring technology in nitric acid production plants. The NACAG finances the purchase and installation of N2O abatement and monitoring technology as well as supporting services (e.g. training, project management) in production facilities in eligible countries that have…

Read more

2nd December 2021

NACAG presented at webinar “Nexus Chemistry – Climate Change: Understanding Trends, Risks and Opportunities”

On 1 December 2021, NACAG elaborated on cost-efficient and replicable solutions to reduce emissions in the nitric acid sector at the webinar, organized by the Climate Action Programme for the Chemical Industry (CAPCI) in cooperation with the International Council of Chemical Associations. Besides the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions GHG, participants discussed practical solutions for…

Read more

22nd November 2021

Colombia organizes a COP26 side event on cooperation with NACAG

On 4 November 2021, an event focusing on advances in the abatement of nitrous oxide emissions in Colombia took place within the framework of the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 26). The representatives of the Colombian Ministry of Environment and the German Federal Ministry of…

Read more