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Grannus selects Plant Process Equipment as its EPC Partner

Grannus selects Plant Process Equipment as its EPC Partner

Grannus selects Plant Process Equipment as its EPC Partner for its innovative, environmentally sustainable California-based ammonia plant


TUCSON, AZ (Dec. 06, 2016) –– Grannus, LLC  has selected Plant Process Equipment (PPE) as its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) management company for its regional-scale advanced ammonia plant to be built in Kern County, California.

The Grannus plant features a patented, ultra-low NOx emission, natural gas-to-ammonia process. PPE is designing the plant in modules that will be fabricated offsite and delivered as easily transportable skids ready for final assembly at the plant location. The modular design will greatly decrease the cost and time required for construction.

The Grannus plant is expected to operate below all applicable California air quality control standards and will produce 250 tons of ammonia per day, representing approximately 40 percent of California’s agricultural ammonia consumption. The regional-scale design will provide farmers with a local supply of ammonia, reducing transportation costs and associated risks.

Grannus’ revolutionary plant concept and manufacturing design produces nitrogen fertilizer and generates power with virtually no emitted criteria pollutants. Combining partial oxidation (POX) combustion, power generation and near zero emissions, Grannus’ next generation plants reduce natural gas consumption over leading state-of-the-art plants while allowing for reduced operating cost.

“Plant Process Equipment’s deep experience in the modular design of syngas plants is a perfect fit for our regional-sized California plant. It’s our intent to replicate the California plant design throughout the world to further reduce capital costs and to streamline lead times for delivery,” said Matthew Cox, CEO of Grannus.

Ken Reynaud, PPE’s senior vice president, said, “The Grannus project is right in our wheelhouse, serving Grannus’ desire for a modular design that can be fabricated offsite and delivered anywhere in the world on a very cost-effective basis. The benefit will be ammonia plants that can deliver product on a regional basis at costs competitive with those of world-scale facilities.”

The Grannus plant will be the first ammonia plant built in California in more than 60 years. It will be operational in 2019.


About Grannus, LLC

Grannus was formed in 2012 to develop and bring to market next generation ammonia fertilizer production process technology. Grannus’ patented process replaces the traditional steam methane reformer with a more efficient partial oxidation boiler. This novel process creates synthesis gas at the lowest emissions level in the industry at efficiency levels exceeding existing best-of-class plant designs. The company intends to increase plant capacity designs to ‘world-scale’ and expand into adjacent markets including hydrogen, methanol and other down-stream chemicals. For more information, visit www.grannusllc.com.


About Plant Process Group

The Plant Process Group is a multi-subsidiary company supplying complete engineering and modular fabrication of a wide range of processes based on hydrocarbon feedstocks to clients worldwide. Plant Process provides a complete package of services extending from Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and detailed design to fabrication of process equipment, construction of complete manufacturing facilities, startup and operation of the completed facility or operations support, as required. For more information, visit www.plantprocess.com.