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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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15th April 2021

NACAG signs Grant Agreement with Zimbabwean fertilizer company Sable Chemical Industries Ltd.

Zimbabwean fertilizer producer Sable Chemicals and NACAG have signed a grant agreement to purchase and install greenhouse gas abatement technology and monitoring equipment for the production facility in Kwekwe in central Zimbabwe. According to the agreement, Sable Chemicals will receive financial support to mitigate and monitor nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions arising from the nitric acid…

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9th April 2021

Thailand commits to climate-friendly nitric acid production

On Thursday, 8 April 2021, Thai Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Varawut Silpa-arch signed the Statement of Undertaking (SoU), committing to reduce N2O emissions in the country’s nitric acid industry. During the signing ceremony in Bangkok, attended by the German Ambassador to Thailand Georg Schmidt, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) confirmed…

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15th March 2021

A new report assesses NACAG’s transformational change potential

The concept of Transformational Change has gained increasing attention among climate change decision makers and practitioners. It recognizes that fundamental and radical changes in economic activity need to be implemented urgently in order to meet global climate and sustainable development goals. Transformational change is attributed to changing the underlying system as such – while almost…

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2nd March 2021

NACAG signs Grant Agreement with Groupe Chimique Tunisien

The Tunisian fertilizer manufacturer Groupe Chimique Tunisien (GCT) and NACAG have signed a grant agreement for the purchase and installation of greenhouse gas abatement technology and monitoring equipment for GCT’s production facility in Gabès, Tunisia. It is estimated that roughly 400.000 tons of CO2 equivalent will be mitigated annually with the implementation of this measure.…

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11th January 2021

Uzbekistan commits to a climate friendly transformation of its nitric acid sector

With the signature of the Statement of Undertaking by H.E. Djamshid Kuchkarov, Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, Uzbekistan is the latest country to formally join NACAG, thereby committing to long-term and ambitious climate action in the country’s nitric acid industry. This development marks an important step in NACAG’s journey towards a climate-friendly transformation…

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5th January 2021

Article on NACAG’s work published by Inside Climate News

The Pulitzer-Prize winning news organisation Inside Climate News (ICN) has recently published a prominent feature on NACAG’s “ambitious effort to help countries around the world mitigate nitrous oxide emissions from nitric acid plants”. The article is part of ICN’s long-standing “Hot Molecules” series, which covers “super pollutants” such as methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases.…

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19th November 2020

Article on NACAG published in Nitrogen & Syngas Magazine

NACAG shows a strong presence in the latest issue of the industry magazine Nitrogen & Syngas. A background article on NACAG’s goals and achievements, as well as on the initiative’s support schemes has been published as a cover feature in the renowned publication. Furthermore, a recent interview on NACAG with State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth of…

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11th November 2020

Interview with State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth (BMU) on NACAG

In an interview with the magazine Carbon Mechanisms Review (CMR), State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth of Germany’s Environmental Ministry (BMU) presents the work of the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group. Mr. Flasbarth emphasises NACAG’s important role in the fight against climate change and specifically highlights the importance of transforming the nitric acid sector globally to reach…

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10th July 2020

Colombia signs NACAG Declaration

Colombia´s Minister of Foreign Relations, Claudia Blum, signed the NACAG Declaration on June 10th, 2020, making Colombia the 4th Latin American country to join the NACAG. Through this signature, Colombia officially declares its support for NACAG´s goal of globally reducing nitrous oxide emissions from the nitric acid production process. In the next months, the NACAG…

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29th June 2020

NACAG successfully on track in spite of Covid-19

Despite the global pandemic of Covid-19, NACAG successfully continues its endeavours to facilitate the phasing out of N2O emissions in the nitric acid sector. The NACAG Secretariat continues to work with governments and nitric acid producers to support the installation of N2O abatement technology and the adoption of policies or other measures which ensure long-term…

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23rd April 2020

The NACAG Secretariat is very excited to announce that Georgia has officially committed to a climate friendlier nitric acid production

In March, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia has officially signed the Statement of Undertaking of NACAG. With this document, Georgia becomes the fourth country committing to implement appropriate political measures to permanently ensure mitigation of industry related N2O emissions resulting from the production of nitric acid by the year 2024. Georgia’s…

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