On October 11, 2018, the NACAG Secretariat held a successful workshop in Algiers where the NACAG team presented the Initiative to representatives from the Algerian Government. Participants included representatives from the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Agriculture. At the workshop, participants discussed the technical and financial support that NACAG offers to help the long-term transformation of the nitric acid sector. In addition, they deliberated the question of how to integrate the nitric acid sector into Algeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). It was agreed to reach out to the nitric acid producing company as the next step on the way towards NACAG membership.
In Algeria there are four nitric acid plants with estimated emissions of 775.000 t of CO2eq per year – 14% if total industry emissions in the country.