Companies working together to bring low-carbon Technical Ammonium Nitrate to EMEA markets
ORICA and Fertiberia have announced a collaboration to bring low-carbon Technical Ammonium Nitrate (TAN) to customers interested in sustainable blasting solutions in the EMEA region. The innovative approach is part of both organizations’ commitment to utilizing and developing cleaner alternative products and supporting the energy transition.
At the European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE) conference in Dublin, blasting specialists Orica and chemical manufacturers Fertiberia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to explore solutions to bring low-carbon TAN, produced by Fertiberia in a pioneering way with green hydrogen to replace natural gas, to the mining, quarrying and civil infrastructure markets across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
The collaboration aligns with both organizations’ net-zero sustainability ambitions, and wide-ranging customer benefits are expected to be realized through two leading players in their respective industries working together.
Across its various uses, the demand for TAN is expected to continue to grow steadily into the future. Low-carbon TAN is said to have the potential to transform the industry, as it provides a more sustainable and efficient solution to traditional TAN.
Javier Goñi, chief executive officer of Fertiberia, commented: ‘This is a unique collaboration in Europe. We are the first company to produce low-carbon TAN on an industrial scale from green hydrogen – instead of natural gas – in Europe and the world.
‘The collaboration with Orica shows us that we are on the right track to lead an initiative that demonstrates nowadays what the industry of the future will look like. Our collaboration will be an important development in the worldwide effort to become as sustainable as possible.’
James Bonnor, Orica’s president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: ‘This is another step towards achieving our sustainability goals and collaborating for progress with like-minded organizations.
‘For the first time, low-carbon TAN for use in the mining and civil infrastructure industries will ensure operations are more sustainable into the future. We’re excited to be supporting our customers’ overall ESG goals and believe the combination of technology, decarbonization, and sustainability will drive the next phase of growth for Orica and the entire industry.’