Fertilizer plant to be built in Menlo
March 31, 2009
The town of Menlo, about 45 minutes west of Des Moines, is going to be the site of a plant to make anhydrous ammonia from corn cobs
and other biomass. The company
behind the project says that it can produce the ammonia/nitrogen fertilizer needed for corn and other crop production using a fraction of the amount of biomass waste usually produced by those crops, and at a reliably lower cost than the conventional Haber-Bosch process
, which creates that same fertilizer by heating natural gas and ambient air at high pressures.
Ammonia, of course, can be extremely hazardous to human health, so toxic-gas detection equipment
is essential in the production process. Please feel free to contact us
with your questions.
last revised March 2009