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11th November 2021

The EU Ambassadors to Zimbabwe visit NACAG partner plant operator Sable Chemicals

On 3 November 2021, a delegation of EU ambassadors visited Sable Chemicals, the sole producer of nitrogenous fertilizers in Zimbabwe. During the visit, the EU ambassadors and plant representatives discussed the NACAG initiative and its importance for climate action. Sable is a partner to the NACAG initiative and is currently preparing the installation of N2O…

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8th November 2021

A growing number of countries include the nitric acid sector in their Nationally Determined Contributions.

In the recent submissions of the updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement, Jordan and Pakistan included the commitment to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from the nitric acid sector. Alongside these two countries, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Colombia, and Mexico have also covered the nitric acid sector in their current NDCs, some of them specifically…

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15th September 2021

NACAG presented at the opening of Sustainable Fertilizer Production Technology Forum 2021

Fertilizer production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. Therefore, sustainable production and environmental considerations are of increasing importance across the global fertilizer industry. From September 20th to 23rd, CRU’s Sustainable Fertilizer Production Technology Forum will take place online. The event will deal with all aspects related to sustainability in the…

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28th July 2021

Peru commits to the climate-friendly transformation of the nitric acid sector

On 27 July 2021, the Peruvian Ministers of Production and Environment signed NACAG’s Statement of Undertaking. The Government of Peru has thereby committed to take political measures to ensure permanent and efficient reduction of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from this sector from 2024 onwards. Following this step, nitric acid producers in Peru are eligible for financial…

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26th July 2021

Tender for the installation of N2O abatement technology 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 (secondary 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…

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14th July 2021

Climate-friendly transformation of the global nitric acid industry gains momentum

An increasing number of countries pursues the climate-friendly transformation of the nitric acid industry. Today, NACAG counts 14 member states, seven of which have firmly committed to a climate friendly transformation of their nitric acid sector. Covid-19 did not only pose substantial challenges to the international community and national governments but has also transformed the…

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18th June 2021

Registration open for the International Online Symposium SCIF

The International Online Symposium SCIF will take place online on 23 and 24 June 2021. The topic of this year’s congress will be “Environmental aspects as an integral part of chemical enterprises functioning”. SCIF serves as a platform for experience exchange on fertilizer production for private enterprises and public stakeholders. The program covers a wide variety…

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10th June 2021

Registration open for webinars on the Nitric Acid Climate Auctions Program

On 14 and 16 June 2021, the World Bank will host webinars on the Nitric Acid Climate Auctions Program (NACAP), a program hosted by the World Bank that will provide financing to projects that abate nitrous oxide from nitric acid production in eligible countries. NACAP is implemented in collaboration with the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG).…

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8th June 2021

NACAG joins roundtable on climate finance at World Environment Day

NACAG was invited to present the initiative at the roundtable on climate finance organized by Pakistan’s Ministry of Climate Change at this year’s World Environment Day (WED). On 5 June 2021, a NACAG representative pitched the initiative and explained its ability to support countries to meet their Nationally Determined Contribution targets and raise ambition for…

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27th May 2021

Argentina Commits to the Climate-friendly Transformation of the Nitric Acid Sector

During a virtual meeting with the German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze on May 27, the Argentinian Minister of Productive Development Matias Kulfas signed the Statement of Undertaking (SoU), committing to climate-friendly nitric acid production in the long term. Ms. Schulze welcomed Argentina’s decision and stressed the importance of the climate-friendly transformation of the sector: „Each…

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