St. Charles Clean Fuels (SCCF), a development company jointly owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Sustainable Fuels Group, is exploring the feasibility of building a $4.6 billion ammonia production and export facility in St. Charles Parish, La.

The company envisions a facility designed to produce one of the world’s cleanest sources of ammonia, incorporating self-generated hydrogen fuel and capturing and sequestering more than 90 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions produced during the ammonia manufacturing process. Reduced-carbon ammonia is anticipated to be in high demand as a clean energy feedstock in global markets.

If the project moves forward as outlined, the company expects to create 216 new direct jobs, and the Louisiana Economic Development estimates 949 new indirect jobs would result, for a total of 1,165 potential new jobs. The company also estimates the project will result in 2,000 peak construction jobs.

SCCF hopes to make a final investment decision in early 2024 and begin construction later that year, which would enable operations to begin in 2027.