Yara begins the green transition of its ammonia plant

Norwegian producer of mineral fertilizers Yara International (hereinafter Yara) received 283.2 million krones (approximately $31.5 million) from Enova to implement a decarbonization project for an ammonia plant located on the Herøy peninsula.

“Norway may become a leader in the green transition, and that is why the decarbonization project is so important. Moreover, it will promote a new trend across the whole industry of Norway,” said Svein Tore Holsether, CEO of Yara.

This enterprise annually emits 800 thousand tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Yara will invest in a 24 MW electrolyzer that will be powered by renewable electricity. It will allow obtaining hydrogen in a volume sufficient for the output of 20.5 thousand tons of ammonia per year. It can then be used for the production of 60-80 thousand tons of green nitrogen fertilizers. The company plans to scale and complete the transition to environmentally friendly hydrogen in the future.

“The project is aimed at supplying the market with the first environmentally friendly ammonia-based products as early as mid-2023. We have moved from good intentions to actions, the investments have been approved and the project is starting,” said Magnus Ankarstrand, Director of Yara Clean Ammonia.

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