BioNitrogen selects contractor to build Florida urea plant

24 June 2013 23:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Fertilizer producer BioNitrogen announced on Monday it has selected CCC Group to build its first plant in Hardee County, Florida.

Additionally BioNitrogen said it would start construction on a new $175m (€133m) project in Hardee County during the third quarter of 2013 with the proposed 200,000-square-foot plant anticipated to produce 15 tons (13.6 tonnes) of urea per hour. Officials said the facility would result in 124,200 tons/year of the vital crop nutrient by the first quarter of 2014.

The facility will be near the Port of Tampa and Port of Manatee. The urea will be sent primarily to the Midwest by barges via the Mississippi river.

Florida-based BioNitrogen uses leftover materials from farming, timber and mining activities. The biomass is transformed into urea through a gasification technology process and catalytic conversion.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, CCC Group has completed projects for major fertilizer producers such as Mosaic, CF Industries and Cargill.

"With our Florida offices approximately 35 miles north of the Hardee County plant site, we are well positioned to work in the area and are familiar with the market," said Dennis Huebner, CCC Group president and CEO.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Mark Milam
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