Trona mining and Soda Ash production

The Soda Ash story Trona mining and Soda Ash production

How we mine trona: solution mining

We only produce Soda Ash from naturally occurring underground ore, called trona, which is more environmentally friendly than alternative synthetic production methods, which use significantly more energy and water, and produce significantly more CO2 and solid waste. We operate the three lowest cost production facilities in the world - at Eti Soda and Kazan Soda in Turkey, and at Ciner Wyoming in the USA.

We are the only company in the world to use innovative solution mining technology to mine trona at our Eti Soda and Kazan Soda facilities.

This patented production method injects heated water into the underground ore body, which then dissolves the trona forming brine solution. The brine is then extracted to the surface, and pumped to a central processing facility.