Yara's catalyst technology can reduce emissions of N2O – which has 298 times the effect of CO2 on climate change – from nitric acid production by up to 90 percent. It does so by breaking down N2O into harmless nitrogen and oxygen in the first stage of a nitric acid plant. Building on over 15 years of research and a NOK 200 million investment, the catalyst technology has made a significant impact on GHG emissions from nitric acid production, both within Yara and in the industry as a whole. Please see N20 Catalyst for more information.
In 2010, Yara began a joint project with Pepsico, aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of Pepsico’s Tropicana orange juice brand. Yara brings its low-carbon fertilizer and expertise in plant nutrition into the five-year trial project, which eventually could reduce the carbon footprint of Tropicana orange juice by up to 20 percent, while increasing growers' profitability. Please see the Pepsico/Yara Partnership for more information.
In 2010, Yara passed the million-ton mark in annual sales of its Air1 solution for reducing NOx emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. This equals a reduction of about 650,000 Kt NOx tons of NOx emissions from our customers' applications. Based on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technologies, the Air1 solution converts harmful NOx emissions from combustion into harmless nitrogen and water. Yara also offers a similar solution, NOxCare, for stationary applications and vessels. Please see Industrial Products for more information.
Carbon Footprint Guarantee
In 2010, Yara unveiled the market’s first fertilizers with a Carbon Footprint Guarantee, contributing to climate-smart agriculture and climate change mitigation, helping the agricultural sector to minimize GHG emissions from farming. Please see the Carbon Footprint Guarantee for more information.
Climate Compatible Agriculture Growth Initiatives
In 2010, Yara started developing its new Climate Compatible Agricultural Growth initiative, integrating the agriculture, food and climate agendas by supporting improved cropland productivity, which increases food production while adapting to and mitigating climate change. Please see Climate Compatible Agriculture Growth Initiatives for more information.
See the Environmental performance indicators.