Nitrogen fertilizers feed 50% of the world's population, and are essential to meet the world's food production needs as our global population grows.
Our nitrogen fertilizer products help achieve sustainable agriculture by providing an effective and environmentally sound source of nitrogen, the key nutrient required for crop growth and development.
We work diligently to reduce our environmental footprint throughout our value chain. Our production facilities utilize best-in-class technology, including Best Available Control Technology (BACT) to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Minimizing freshwater consumption in water stressed regions
To minimize our use of freshwater given the high stress on water resources in the MENA region, we have invested in reverse osmosis seawater desalination units on-site at all of our facilities.
Zero effluent discharge
Both Fertil and EFC have implemented a novel solution to the large quantity of water produced as a by-product of the urea manufacturing process. The facilities invested in the construction of irrigation and evaporation ponds to avoid discharging effluents into the environment. EFC is the only plant in Egypt to do this, with three ponds capable of holding a total of 15,000 cubic meters of water. Fertil has two ponds capable of holding a total of 24,800 cubic meters of water.
Land reclamation in the Egyptian desert
The water collected at EFC's irrigation ponds is used to irrigate 50 acres of forestry that was planted by EFC in the nearby desert, contributing to essential land reclamation in the Egyptian desert and creating an additional source of carbon sequestration. The 50 acres of forestry sequester an estimated 39 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year.