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Mitsui to produce clean-burning ammonia with U.S. partner

Japanese trading house will supply power plants and factories in Asia

CF Industries' plant in the U.S. state of Louisiana. (Photo courtesy of CF Industries)

TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. will produce ammonia in the U.S. through a joint venture with a partner there, with the climate-friendly fuel to be shipped to Asia for use at power plants and factories.

Mitsui and CF Industries Holdings have announced that they will set up a joint venture in 2023 and finish construction on a U.S. ammonia production facility in 2027. The plant is expected to have an annual output capacity of 800,000 tons to 1 million tons, making it one of the world's largest.

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