CGEP – How Low-Carbon Ammonia Can Help Fight Climate Change

Modern society depends on ammonia (NH3), a chemical compound that plays a central role in modern agriculture, delivering nitrogen essential for soil fertility. Ammonia is also a key feedstock in plastics, rubber, and other products.

Current methods for making ammonia produce significant carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions—almost 2% of the global total. Low-carbon production methods can dramatically reduce these emissions. Low-carbon production of ammonia also creates a fuel that could help decarbonize a range of sectors.

In November, a team including several scholars from the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs released the ICEF Low-Carbon Ammonia Roadmap, which explores a number of topics including low-carbon ammonia production options, infrastructure needs, potential uses for low-carbon ammonia, and policy options.

Please join us for a discussion with the report’s co-authors as they present their findings and recommendations.


Jan 18 2023


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
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