Clean air is essential to life. We cannot survive without it. This is why combating air pollution on land and at sea has become a major global challenge – and a business opportunity.
The burning of fossil fuels in diesel engines creates toxic Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions. Authorities around the world are addressing air pollution by introducing stricter emission limits. Yara’s abatement technologies reduce these harmful exhaust gases by up to 99 percent, thereby helping safeguard life and the environment.
“Each of the 3 acquisitions was a very logical step on our technology ladder, firmly establishing Yara as a total solution provider for reducing exhaust gas emissions.”
Yves Bonte, Head of Industrial at Yara
Emissions to air – We call it E2A – is our platform for developing and offering solutions to reduce emissions from transport on land and sea, as well as for industrial plants. E2A has grown through innovation projects and acquisitions. It catalyzes synergies from the fertilizer business by merging our expertise in nitrogen applications and technology development with our global production and distribution network.
Through a number of acquisitions in 2014, Yara strengthened its global leadership position, providing comprehensive solutions to reduce harmful emissions from vehicles, ships and industrial plants. Yara offers a complete package – from reagent (urea and ammonia) to abatement technology (Selective catalyst and non-catalyst reduction technologies for NOx abatement and SOx scrubbers) and after-market services (maintenance, training and knowhow).
In 2014, Yara’s exhaust gas cleansing solutions helped customers reduce more than one million tons of NOx emissions, which is equivalent to the total NOx emissions of France.
- Acquisition of H+H Umwelt- und Industrietechnik GmbH, a leader in marine air pollution reduction technology
- Acquisition of the flue gas cleaning division of Strabag SE
- Acquisition of a majority stake in Green Tech Marine, a leader in scrubber technology for ships