YARA and Lantmännen have signed a commercial agreement to produce fossil-free fertilisers.
Fertiliser producer Yara and agricultural cooperative Lantmännen have been testing the viability of fossil-free fertilisers since 2019, with the overall aim of having a fossil-free food chain. The fertiliser is produced with ammonia generated through renewable energy rather than fossil fuels, resulting in a carbon footprint that is 80–90% lower.
The partners have now signed a commercial agreement for Yara to produce the fertiliser which will then be marketed by Lantmännen in Sweden from 2023 through Lantmännen’s Climate & Nature cultivation programme. The programme makes it more profitable for farmers to use sustainable farming practices.
Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO of Yara, said: “Our partnership with Lantmännen to bring green fertilisers to market is crucial for decarbonising the food value chain. We have to transform the food system to deliver on the Paris Agreement, and this will require collaboration across the entire food chain instead of working in silos. The Yara-Lantmännen partnership is a concrete example of how this can be done.”
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