Yara opens renewable hydrogen plant: “A major milestone”

June 21, 2024

On June 10 2024, Yara International officially opened its renewable hydrogen plant at Herøya, Norway. The ShipFC Partner is now producing renewable hydrogen and ammonia and has already delivered the first tonnes of fertilizers made from renewable ammonia produced at this plant. 

The Norwegian Prime Minister Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre inaugurated the 24 MW renewable hydrogen plant at Herøya Industrial Park, the largest of its kind currently in operation in Europe. 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.

«We are proud to have reached this milestone and Yara Clean Ammonia are now producing renewable ammonia at Herøya in Norway. The 24 MW hydrogen plant is the largest of its kind in operation in Europe. Our global production system and distribution network enables us to supply ammonia at competitive prices across the world. Ammonia does not emit CO2 when burned that’s why low-emission ammonia is a suitable shipping fuel to cut emissions in the maritime industry.” says Hans Olav Røen, CEO of Yara Clean Ammonia.

Key Facts:
  • 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)