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Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Yara's CEO Svein Tore Holsether tour the renewable hydrogen plant
yara-inaugurates-hydrogen-plant-in-norway
Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Yara's CEO Svein Tore Holsether tour the renewable hydrogen plant

Yara inaugurates hydrogen plant in Norway

Yara International has officially opened its renewable 24 Megawatt (MW) hydrogen plant at Herøya, Norway.

Yara is now producing renewable hydrogen and ammonia and delivering the first tonnes of fertilisers made from renewable ammonia.

Svein Tore Holsether, President & CEO of Yara, said it marked a ‘major milestone’ for Yara and the decarbonisation of the food value chain, shipping fuel and other energy intensive industries.

Hydrogen is produced through electrolysis of water and renewable energy, replacing natural gas as feedstock and annually cutting 41,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions from the site.

Holsether said it has delivered the first tonnes of low-carbon fertilisers to Lantmännen, a partnership which serves as a concrete example of how collaboration across the entire food value chain is required to decarbonise.

“Together, we have made this important step towards decarbonising hard to abate sectors,” he said.

Fertilisers produced will be part of a new Yara Climate Choice portfolio and low-carbon ammonia using carbon capture storage (CCS) will be a large part of Yara’s portfolio in future.

Hans Olav Raen, CEO of Yara Clean Ammonia, said renewable ammonia is an important part of the decarbonisation puzzle but developing it at scale takes time.

He said, “As the world is rapidly approaching 2030, we are also working to produce low-carbon ammonia with CCS to enable the hydrogen economy and develop the emerging markets for low-emission ammonia.”

In 2023, Yara signed a binding CO2 transport and storage agreement with Northern Lights, the world’s first cross-border CCS agreement in operation.

Yara aims to reduce its annual CO2-emissions by 800,000 tonnes from ammonia production at Yara Sluiskil.

The company is also evaluating one to two world-scale low-carbon ammonia production projects with CCS in the US.


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