Yara launches climate cooperation with Swedish farmers

Yara's CEO Svein Tore Holsether.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

Yara will supply Swedish farmers with mineral fertilisers produced using renewable energy.

The new type of fertiliser will help farmers in the Swedish agricultural cooperative Lantmännen reduce CO2 emissions from grain production.

“This partnership is the first step towards changing the entire food system. The pilot project with Lantmännen will unite partners in the value chain in a combined effort to reduce the carbon footprint of food production,” says Yara’s CEO Svein Tore Holsether in a press release.

Yara’s plan is to produce mineral fertilisers using renewable energy. The new fertiliser type is scheduled to be released on the market and, according to Yara, is expected to reduce the total CO2 impact from grain production by 20 %.

Norwegian Yara is the world’s largest producer of mineral fertilisers.

Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative owned by 25,000 Swedish farmers. The cooperative has 10,000 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 45 billion.

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