Yara's renewable hydrogen plant at Herøya, Norway

Yara has officially opened its renewable hydrogen plant at Herøya, Norway. The hydrogen is produced with electrolysis of water and renewable energy, replacing natural gas as feedstock and annually cutting 41,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions from the site.

Yara has already delivered the first tonnes of fertilizers made from renewable ammonia produced at the plant. The low-carbon footprint fertilizers produced and delivered will be part of a new portfolio called Yara Climate Choice. In addition to fertilizers produced with electrolysis of water and renewable energy, fertilizers based on low-carbon ammonia produced using carbon capture storage (CCS) will be a large part of Yara’s portfolio going forward.

Low emission ammonia, both produced with renewable energy and with carbon capture and storage, is essential to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, and CCS is a critical step to decarbonize rapidly and profitably. While Yara is uniquely positioned to deliver decarbonized solutions quickly and at scale, the green transition will require investments, predictable framework conditions, funding, affordable renewable energy and a maturing market where demand and supply are developed simultaneously.

Watch the video below to learn more about the renewable ammonia process.

Project key facts and figures

Two workers at Yara Porsgrunn in Herøya
  • Hydrogen capacity: 10 tonnes per day
  • First hydrogen produced: September 2023
  • Ammonia production: 20,000 tonnes per annum
  • CO2 reduction: 41,000 tonnes per annum (for comparison, CO2 reduction from road transport was 110,000 tonnes from 2021-2022 in Norway)

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“We have already reduced our emissions by 45 percent since 2005, and with our strategy to profitably deliver decarbonized solutions quickly and at scale, we are uniquely positioned to deliver, both to shareholders, customers, employees and society at large.”

Svein Tore Holsether
CEO of Yara International

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