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How Low-Carbon Ammonia Can Help Fight Climate Change

Past Event

January 18, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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.



  • Zhiyuan Fan, Ph.D. student and Research Associate, Columbia University
  • Dr. Julio Friedmann, Chief Scientist and Chief Carbon Wrangler, Carbon Direct
  • Ann-Kathrin Merz, Industry Analyst, First Ammonia and Research Assistant, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

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