ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Fertilizer Manufacturing

The “fertilizer focus” is a partnership between EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and fertilizer producers to improve energy efficiency within their operations. Tools are available here to help improve manufacturing energy efficiency, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Fertilizer producers can get started on a path of saving energy by using the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management to build an energy management program, and then work within this fertilizer industry focus to learn best energy management practices. If your company produces fertilizer and wants to get involved in your industry’s efforts to save energy, contact us at

Fertilizer plant energy performance indicator (EPI) tool

A tool for assisting industry energy managers in evaluating the energy performance of their fertilizer plants in the U.S. and Canada is under development. When complete, this ENERGY STAR energy performance indicator (EPI) will enable industry to assess how efficiently a plant uses energy, relative to similar fertilizer plants in the U.S. and Canada.

Industry help is needed to review the draft EPI tool. For more information about the fertilizer plant EPI, contact Gale Boyd at Duke University at

Fertilizer manufacturing plant energy guide

Use the ammonia and fertilizer energy guide ENERGY STAR Energy Efficiency and Cost Saving Opportunities for Ammonia and Nitrogenous Fertilizer Production to find ways to improve the energy performance of fertilizer and ammonia plants.

Participating Organizations

CF Industries
Fertilizer Canada
Koch Industries **
LSB Industries
Midwest Fertilizer
Natural Resources Canada
Potash Corporation
Simplot *
The Fertilizer Institute

*denotes ENERGY STAR Partner
**denotes ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awardee