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Yara International – driving the industrial green transition forward

Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet. Supporting their vision of a world without hunger and a planet respected, they pursue a strategy of sustainable value growth, promoting climate-friendly crop nutrition, essential industrial and air-quality applications, and net-zero energy solutions.
Yara Birkeland ship sailing in coastal Norway

Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara has established a unique position as the industry’s only global crop nutrition company. With 26 production plants, more than 17,500 employees in over 60 countries and a proven track record of strong returns Yara reported revenues of USD 15.5 billion in 2023.

German and European leaders have been clear in their ambitions to ramp-up the hydrogen economy. Clean ammonia is the gateway to this and at Yara we are investing to unlock the vast potential. But we cannot do it alone. We must work together across entire value chains, and via public and private partnerships. This is why we’re here at the Hannover Messe Industrie, to drive collaboration for action

Svein Tore Holsether, CEO and President of Yara

Partly owned by the Norwegian government, Yara International ASA is headquartered in Oslo and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. In Germany, Yara’s 942 employees work in two production plants in Rostock and Brunsbüttel, a digital hub in Berlin, and their global agronomic research center in Dülmen.

Enabling the hydrogen economy

Yara is producing and using around 7 % of Europe’s hydrogen today in their production of ammonia. As the world’s largest ammonia provider, Yara Clean Ammonia aims to kickstart the hydrogen economy by enabling the clean ammonia value chain and driving the green transition of global shipping, power, fertiliser, and energy-intensive industries. Ammonia does not emit CO2 when burned and could be the next-generation fuel. Liquid ammonia does not require cooling to extreme temperatures and has a higher energy density than liquid hydrogen, making it more efficient to transport and store. Yara operates the largest global ammonia network with 15 ships, 18 terminals and multiple production units worldwide. They are establishing production and partnerships globally to scale the uptake of clean ammonia in decarbonising the hard-to-abate industries.

Clean air to breathe thanks to AdBlue® by Yara

Every year Yara’s DeNOx solutions clean more than 1,600,000 tons of dangerous NOx emissions globally, about 1/3 of EU’s total NOx emissions. In the transport sector, AdBlue is essential. Over 31 million vehicles in Europe require AdBlue, allowing them to run without emitting dangerous NOx from their exhausts. Without AdBlue, they would not run, and Europe’s transport sector would be on its knees. Yara’s world-scale ammonia and AdBlue plant in Brunsbüttel, Germany, is central to keeping the wheels turning, and for kick-starting the hydrogen economy in Germany. Brunsbüttel’s and Rostock’s ammonia terminals are being modified to handle up to 3 million tons of clean ammonia. Carrying 530,000 tons of hydrogen, these strategically located plants will be key for ramping up Germany’s green shift and for emission-free shipping worldwide.

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