Yara has grown through a combination of scientific research, commercial daring and knowledge sharing that have revolutionized modern agriculture. For Yara, sharing knowledge is key, and to provide farmers and distributors with practical solutions that really work, the company needs to be at the forefront of developing new products and technology.
We employ our tradition of innovation to nurture a culture that encourages:
- the search for improved methods and the development of new solutions,
- exploring and seizing future growth opportunities and
- driving business development
How we innovate
We identify business opportunities arising from global challenges and employ our core competencies to develop and offer solutions within three areas of focus: Resources, food and the environment.
We established innovation platforms as the framework for driving business development and launching solutions and services that meet the demands of our customers.
Through these platforms, we coordinate prioritized projects, enabling a holistic approach to creating value for our customers with maximum efficiency.
Know our platforms
Emissions to Air innovation platform
We explore opportunities arising from air pollution, for example, from cleaner technologies. As a leader in abating hazardous NOx and SOx emissions, we target innovation that develops applications and solutions for a growing global market.
Water scarcity innovation platform
Water shortages are a challenge in agriculture. Yara has a leading position in fertigation solutions reducing water usage. For instance, Yara ZIM Plant Technology has developed a leading crop water sensor technology, which is mostly used in high-precision irrigation systems to improve yields and make water use more efficient.
Resource efficiency innovation platform
Yara explores ways to improve the use of scarce resources other than water, notably land and phosphate. Yara is a knowledge leader with the Crop Nutrition Concept, making nutrient use more efficient, and explores opportunities to increase the efficient use of phosphate and improve processing technologies.
Coffee & Cocoa innovation platform
Yara combines crop-specific nutrition knowledge with recent experiences from public-private partnerships and value chain approaches, such as participating in the Coffee Task Force in Vietnam.
How we are organized
Yara has organized its Research & Development (R&D) organization into three core competency communities:
- Product and application development
- Process research and
- Catalyst systems
Our research and development centers
Yara runs three R&D centers:
||Sluiskil, the Netherlands
Yara Norge AS - Yara Porsgrunn
Herøya Industripark P.O. Box 1123
N-3905 Porsgrunn Norway
Tel: +47 2415 7000
Fax: +47 2415 8140
Yara Sluiskil B.V
Industrieweg 10 NL-4541 HJ
Tel: +31 11 547 4444
Fax: +31 11 547 2688
Yara GmbH & Co. KG
Hanninghof 35 D-48249
Dülmen P.O. Box 1464 D-48235
Tel: +49 2594 798 0
Fax: +49 2594 798 116
Yara established a systematic approach to open innovation through partnerships. A series of collaborations with universities, institutes or companies supplements our internal capacity in support of specific projects.
Tropical fertilizers in Brazil
In 2013, we established a cooperation with Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa), Brazil’s chief research organization, where joint trials investigate the economic and environmental benefits of Yara fertilizers in tropical sites.
Sahara Forest Project
In 2012, we engaged in the Sahara Forest Pilot Project in Qatar, confirming the concept of successful year-round greenhouse production of cucumbers in the desert, utilizing solely renewable energy.