Temporary surcharge applied to Industrial products

Oslo, September 24, 2021:  The President of Yara Industrial Solutions, Jorge Noval, has stated that further to the announcement on September 17th regarding the curtailment of ammonia production due to increased natural gas prices, Yara reiterates its commitment to continuing supplies wherever possible.

However, to secure the continued supply of key products for our Industrial Customers in Europe, we need to implement a temporary surcharge on the sales prices of the following products:

  • NH3 +200 EUR/ton
  • Urea +180 EUR/ton
  • Nitric Acid +60 EUR/ton

For our Air1 – AdBlue® by Yara end-product, the surcharge equates to 58 EUR/ton, equivalent to EUR 6,3c per liter.

“We are committed to maintaining reliable supplies to our customers wherever possible. These temporary price surcharges are necessary to cover costs,” says Noval.

There will also be a temporary suspension of all minimum take-or-pay and exclusive supply obligations.

The above measures will take effect as per October 1st, 2021 and remain in place until further notice. Yara will continue to monitor the situation closely and review the above measures on a monthly basis.

Your AdBlue solution

What is AdBlue®?

AdBlue is a diesel exhaust fluid used in vehicles with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce harmful gases being released into the atmosphere. AdBlue is a 32,5 % solution of high-purity, synthetically manufactured urea in de-mineralized water. It is a safe-to-use fluid.

Yara's AdBlue product is certified according to ISO 22241 (ISO 22241-1, ISO 22241-2, ISO 22241-3). This international standard protects your vehicle from contamination which could cause serious damage. Using a urea solution of incorrect or low quality that does not follow these standards risks costly repairs.

If you are in Brazil, this product is called ARLA32.

If you are in the US, this product is called DEF (diesel exhaust fluid).

Since 2005, Yara has been a pioneer in this market. We have worked alongside and guided hundreds of retailers, distributors and fleets of all sizes in their choice of AdBlue and AdBlue equipment.

To find your nearest contact we have dedicated AdBlue Sales Teams in most countries.

Looking for AdBlue safety data sheets (SDS)? Search for it in your country in the Safety data sheets (SDS) website.

How AdBlue works?

How AdBlue works diagram

Vehicles with SCR technology have a separate tank filled with AdBlue. This is then injected into the exhaust pipe, in front of the SCR catalyst, downstream of the engine. 

Heated in the exhaust, it decomposes into ammonia and CO₂. When the NOx from the engine exhaust reacts inside the catalyst with the ammonia, the harmful NOx molecules in the exhaust are converted to harmless nitrogen and water, which are released from the tail pipe as steam.

Why buy AdBlue from Yara?

Yara is the market leader with a production capacity of 2,8 Mt of AdBlue a year – the largest in the world.

This AdBlue is sold around the world and comes from a solution of high-purity, virgin urea. 

Urea is produced synthetically from ammonia and CO₂ (carbon dioxide), from which Yara's AdBlue is extracted directly as "hot melt" urea, which uses a different process from fertilizer grade urea. 

This AdBlue process is quality assured to ensure an exceptionally pure result that meets the stringent specification set out in ISO 22241-1. This means you can rely on the quality and purity of Yara's AdBlue wherever you are.

Keeping your fleet moving

Yara's local sales team for AdBlue offers you its expertise, whether you are a reseller, forecourt or service station owner or an operator of commercial fleets. You need never fear a dry run or keep a truck or a bus idle because it has run out of AdBlue.

The largest AdBlue production capacity in the world

Yara has a network of five AdBlue production plants around the world: 

  • Sluiskil, Netherlands 
  • Le Havre, France
  • Belle Plaine, Canada
  • Ferrara, Italy
  • Brunsbüttel, Germany 

Yara's total production capacity a year is 2.8 million tons. 

To make sure that AdBlue is always available to  you, we have put together a network that includes in Europe:

  • 4 Yara production plants
  • 14 terminals

This ensures a reliable, continuous supply of high-quality AdBlue to customers anywhere in the world. 

Our plant in Brunsbüttel, Germany offers overall the world's largest production capacity. It operates 24/7 with a self service loading facility. It has world's largest storage tank for AdBlue, with a capacity of 17,500 m³ of AdBlue quality solution.