Yara planea aumentar producción local en 80.000 toneladas adicionales de fertilizantes

Yara plans to increase local production by 80,000 additional tons of fertilizers

During 2022, the multinational produced 660,000 tons of fertilizers in Colombia and marketed 800,000 tons.

Yara, a leading company in the agroindustrial sector, announced that it plans to increase its local production by an additional 80,000 tons of fertilizers and achieve a 60% reduction in the carbon footprint of its products.

The multinational also assured that in the next biennium it will increase fertilizer production at its Cartagena plant by 30% and supply the local market with more than 900,000 tons of fertilizers.

Last year, Yara produced 660,000 tons of fertilizers in Colombia and marketed 800,000 tons, which, according to company figures, reached 50% of local farmers.

Yara is the only company that produces nitrate-based fertilizers locally and aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. Starting this year, the company plans to initiate a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction process to supply the market.

To achieve these objectives, it will seek to reduce CO2 emissions at its Cartagena plant by 500,000 tons in the medium term.

The company's operations consist of two production terminals located in the industrial complex in Bolívar and in Yotoco, Valle del Cauca.

Andrés Useche, director of Yara's Andean Region, explained that "our ambition is a path that begins with the constant supply of fertilizers for the country's producers, as these increase productivity, quality and efficiency of crops significantly; passing through the joint efforts for the care and regeneration of the environment with a clear north: to ensure food security".


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