Along with Aker Horizons and Statkraft, <<HEGRA>> short for HErøya GReen Ammonia aims to electrify and decarbonize the ammonia plant at Herøya, Porsgrunn. Green ammonia, produced using renewable energy, would enable the production of carbon free fertilizer, and is a promising zero emission fuel for the maritime sector. HEGRA will contribute to creating new industry based on a regional hydrogen and ammonia market, whilst ensuring the survival and competitiveness of the Norwegian maritime and processing industries. The decarbonization project will reduce CO2-emissions by 800,000 tonnes annually.
Watch a recording of the virtual press conference (in Norwegian) held February 18 below, launching Europe’s first large-scale green ammonia project in Norway. Presenters were Svein Tore Holsether, President & CEO of Yara International, Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, CEO of Statkraft, and Øyvind Eriksen, President & CEO of Aker ASA and Chairman of Aker Horizons.