Kemmerer decarbonization works

Low-carbon intensity ammonia from coal.


Kemmerer Decarbonization Works (“KDW”) plans to supply low-carbon intensity ammonia to customers in the agriculture, energy, and/or other end market(s) for a sustainable future.

The KDW facility is planned to be constructed at the site of the Kemmerer Mine, located in Kemmerer, Wyoming, and would repurpose Wyoming coal.

Kemmerer Decarbonization Works plans to combine four mature, commercially proven process to manufacture low-carbon intensity ammonia: coal gasification, ammonia synthesis, electricity generation, and carbon dioxide (“CO2”) sequestration. KDW would connect to existing and/or new CO2 transportation and storage facilities, resulting in the sequestration of over 90% of potential carbon emissions from its production processes in rock formations deep underground.

Ammonia is critically important to modern society, and demand is projected to grow dramatically.

Kemmerer Decarbonization Works aims to support the local community and State by preserving and creating hundreds of well-paying jobs while providing for a sustainable, ongoing market for Wyoming resources.


Ammonia is critically important to modern society. For example, over 80% of global ammonia production is used to produce agricultural fertilizer that is necessary to feed the world’s population. In addition, demand for ammonia as a carbon-free fuel is projected to increase dramatically.

By capturing and sequestering over 90% of potential carbon emissions from its production processes, Kemmerer Decarbonization Works would avoid the release of significant amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. This is not the case with conventional ammonia production, which is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.

By producing low-carbon intensity ammonia in Wyoming, Kemmerer Decarbonization Works expects to contribute to energy security and global food security. KDW would be an important new supplier. Today, the U.S. is a major ammonia importer, while China and Russia are the world’s #1 and #2 ammonia-producing countries.

In addition to fertilizer, ammonia can be used as carbon-free fuel. For example, existing electricity generation units can be retrofitted for ammonia combustion. Ammonia has a similar energy density to coal but does not emit CO2 when burned. This potential is already being advanced globally and is contributing to increasing ammonia demand.

In serving existing and new markets, Kemmerer Decarbonization Works plans to convert Wyoming coal into a valuable, carbon-free product that can be readily transported to customers via existing infrastructure, including pipelines, rail, trucks, and tanker ships.

Key Benefits

Kemmerer Decarbonization Works expects to provide several benefits to stakeholders:
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
Sustainable, ongoing market for Wyoming energy
Utilization of existing infrastructure & resources
Well-paying employment and other economic and community benefits

Favorable Economics

Kemmerer Decarbonization Works plans to supply low-carbon intensity ammonia that is projected to be cost-competitive with conventional, carbon-emitting sources.


By connecting to existing and/or new carbon dioxide transportation and storage infrastructure, Kemmerer Decarbonization Works would permanently and securely sequester carbon dioxide in rock formations deep underground. Wyoming offers several advantages as a result of the State’s geology, wealth of sub-surface data available, existing infrastructure (e.g., hundreds of miles of existing CO2 pipelines), and a supportive regulatory environment.


Kemmerer Decarbonization Works is being developed by ACT (Wyoming) Development, LLC., which is a joint venture between Glenrock Energy, LLC and Kanata America, Inc.

Glenrock Energy, LLC is a Casper, Wyoming-based carbon-management company that is developing carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (“CCUS”) and related energy transition projects and also owns and operates mineral properties in the Powder River Basin that are suitable for the secure geological storage of captured carbon dioxide.

Kanata America, Inc. is wholly owned by Kanata Clean Power and Climate Technologies Corp., an Alberta based, Indigenous co-founded, decarbonization asset management, intellectual property and development platform in the business of developing Net-Zero infrastructure in North America using leading-edge CCUS technologies.

Kemmerer Decarbonization Works Status – The sponsors have engaged extensively with stakeholders since 2021 and garnered significant support for the KDW project. Currently, the KDW management team is engaging with potential strategic and financial partners.