BioNitrogen to Build #Urea Plant in #Texas, Plant will convert biomass waste into high-nitrogen urea and urea fertilizer. -
BioNitrogen Corp., a developer of technology for converting renewable biomass waste into high-nitrogen urea and urea fertilizer, announced on Feb. 22 that is has secured a forty-nine acre parcel of land to construct its inaugural plant in Lubbock, Texas.
BioNitrogen expects to complete the land purchase after concluding an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). The Company has already engaged X8 Engineering whom anticipates completion of the ESA no later than March 12, 2012.
The cost of the plant will be $65 million.
The technology will transform residual agricultural waste and other biomass materials into high-quality bulk urea (a white, crystalline solid containing 46% nitrogen), which are principally used in the agricultural industry as a crop fertilizer, and sold to both agricultural wholesalers and retailers.
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Commodities -- Corn, Wheat and Fertilizer (Part 2) -
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We need an Agridesa now -
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Decline in farmer numbers to have knock-on effects -
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India cuts subsidy on most fertilizers for 2012/13 -
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Nestlé posts strong Q4 sales growth -
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Graan SA fokus op vernuwing -
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Afgri to supply chickens to KFC -
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Crookes earnings set to soar 120% -
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