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Orica and Fertiberia announce collaboration for blasting solutions

Orica and Fertiberia have announced a collaboration to bring low-carbon Technical Ammonium Nitrate (TAN) to customers interested in sustainable blasting solutions in the region.

This innovative approach is part of both organisations’ commitment to utilising and developing cleaner alternative products and supporting the energy transition, together.

At the EFEE conference in Dublin, Orica and 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 and civil infrastructure markets across Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

The collaboration aligns with both organisations’ net zero sustainability ambitions, and wide-ranging customer benefits are expected to be realised 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 has the potential to transform the industry, as it provides a more sustainable and efficient solution to traditional TAN.

Javier Goñi, CEO 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.”

Orica President for Europe, Middle East and Africa James Bonnor said: “This is another step towards achieving our sustainability goals and collaborating for progress with like-minded organisations. 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, and we’re excited for this next chapter and supporting our customers overall ESG goals. We believe the combination of technology, decarbonisation, and sustainability will drive the next phase of growth for Orica and the entire industry.”

Orica is one of the world’s leading mining and infrastructure solutions providers. From the production and supply of explosives, blasting systems, mining chemicals and geotechnical monitoring to our innovative digital solutions and comprehensive range of services, we sustainably mobilise the earth’s resources.

Operating for nearly 150 years, today our 12,000+ global workforce supports customers across surface and underground mines, quarry, construction, and oil and gas operations.

Sustainability is integral to our operations. We have set an ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and are committed to playing our part in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.