AdBlue producer Yara International has opened what it describes as the world’s largest production capacity in Brunsbüttel, Germany. The new facility has a production capacity of 1.1 million tons of AdBlue per year.
Svein Tore Holsether, president and CEO of Yara, said: “AdBlue is a fluid used to remove harmful NOx emissions from diesel engines. This project is in line with our mission to protect the planet, and a response to the need for clean air.
“Yara Brunsbüttel, one of five Yara AdBlue plants worldwide, now has the capacity to remove approximately half a million tons of NOx. This equals the entire NOx emissions from the road transport sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland combined.”
The new production capacity includes a new deep sea ship loading facility, a fully automated truck loading station operating 24/7 with a digitalised unmanned gate and a 17,500 m3 AdBlue tank, which Yara claims is the world’s largest storage tank for AdBlue.
“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. We are committed to answering their needs. The new facilities confirm Yara’s position as the leading and reliable AdBlue supplier,” said Holsether.
“The successful completion means that we from Yara Brunsbüttel can ensure reliable and continuous supply of AdBlue to Europe and the US. Our fully automated and flexible facility means that customers can get whatever volume and concentration, at any time,” said Julia Lindland, managing director Yara Brunsbüttel.