Denmark refinery gets first-of-a-kind fertilizer plant

Statoil recently installed a fertilizer-production plant in its Kalundborg refinery, which reduces sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions. Photo by Øyvind Hagen, courtesy of StatoilClick here to enlarge imageA new fertilizer-production facility, the first of its kind, began operations at Statoil AS's Kalundborg refinery in Denmark in September. .The plant converts refinery sour gas and ammonia, both by-products from crude-oil processing, into liquid ammonium thiosulphate (ATS), an agricultural fertilizer.Denmark's Haldor Topsøe AS developed, built, and delivered the DKK 70 million ($8.3 million) facility to Statoil, which owns and operates the facility as an i...

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