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Norway's Yara looks to supply zero-CO2 'green ammonia' to Japan

Fertilizer company plans to begin output of fuel at Australian site by 2023

Yara International's plant in Australia's Pilbara region carries an annual capacity equivalent to around 5% of the world's tradable ammonia (Photo courtesy of Yara International)

TOKYO -- Norway's Yara International, one of the world's largest fertilizer companies, looks to produce ammonia using renewable energy in Australia as Japan plans to use the chemical as an alternative to coal, CEO Svein Tore Holsether revealed in a recent online interview with Nikkei.

The company aims to set up a supply chain for ammonia, which does not emit carbon dioxide when burned.

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