Yara’s £25m German port facility comes on line for emission solution

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 3 Apr 2018

YARA, the market leading producer of emission-busting substance AdBlue, has opened the world’s largest plant in Brunsbüttel, Germany. 

The new facility has an annual production capacity of 1.1 million tonnes, and comes as legislation moves from purely lorries to cars and commercial vehicles. 

The company has its UK headquarters in Grimsby, with the majority of UK-used Adblue, a high quality urea solution that is injected into the selective catalytic reduction catalyst on diesel vehicles and machinery, imported through Immingham.

Much of the marketing for the product, developed in 2004, is done from the Europarc base.

“This project is in line with our mission to protect the planet, and a response to the need for clean air,” Svein Tore Holsether, president and chief executive of Yara said. “Yara Brunsbüttel, one of five Yara AdBlue plants worldwide, now has the capacity to remove approximately half a million tonnes of nitrogen oxides. This equals the entire NOx emissions from the road transport sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland combined.”

The £25 million investment includes a new deep sea ship loading facility, a fully automated truck loading station and a 17,500 sq m AdBlue tank – another world record. 

“The increased need for AdBlue in the segment of heavy duty vehicles and passenger cars in Europe and the US makes a reliable supply and on-time delivery crucial for our customers,” Mr Holsether said. “We are committed to answering their needs. The new facilities confirm Yara’s position as the leading and reliable AdBlue supplier.”

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