Yara acquires SCR technology firm

In the strategic acquisition of H+H Umwelt- und Industrietechnik GmbH, a leader in Marine Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Technology, Yara continues to develop its comprehensive portfolio of NOx reduction systems. The deal enables Yara to stake a unique position in the area of NOx Emissions Control systems, as the only provider of both reagents and after-treatment systems for land and maritime applications.

H+H is currently the market leader in marine SCR technology. Yara is the world leader in SNCR technology for stationary industrial plants.

Increasingly stringent environmental regulations, including in the U.S. and Europe impose tougher NOx reduction standards on cruise ships, container ships and bulk carrier operators, as well as on power plants, waste incinerators and cement plant operators. H+H is currently a leading provider of SCR systems to these shipping and industrial markets. From 2016 and the implementation of new International Maritime Organization regulations, binding NOx control requirements will come into force across the world’s territorial waters.

Compact and fuel efficient, SCR systems are able to achieve more than a 90% reduction in NOx emissions with no increase in fuel consumption or reduction in engine performance– thereby providing a cost-effective compliance to emission requirements.