Questions & Answers

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What are fossil-free mineral fertilisers, and how do they differ from conventional mineral fertilisers?

Fossil free fertilisers are mineral fertilisers rooted in nitrates, possessing identical chemical and physical compositions as their conventional counterparts produced from fossil energy sources. The distinguishing factor of fossil-free fertilisers lies in their significantly reduced carbon footprint, attributed to their production process using renewable electricity sources, for example renewable-based hydrogen in the case of Power2Earth.

Why is the domestic production of fossil-free mineral fertilisers and ammonia important to Sweden?

As of today, Sweden is one of the few European countries relying heavily on high carbon ammonia and fertiliser imports. Through Power2Earth’s domestic production of fossil free fertilisers and ammonia, Sweden is set to decarbonise its agricultural sector while also strengthening its self-sufficiency and domestic food supply chain.

How are fossil-free mineral fertilisers produced?

In the production of all mineral fertilisers, ammonia serves as the fundamental production component. Currently, ammonia production relies on hydrogen derived from fossil fuels. In the context of producing fossil-free mineral fertilisers, the necessary hydrogen for ammonia synthesis will be sourced from water through electrolysis, which is a process driven by renewable electricity as opposed to fossil energy sources.

What is the estimated mineral fertiliser production capacity of Power2Earth?

Power2Earth aims to have a substantial impact, with an estimated annual production capacity of 1,000,000 tons of fossil-free mineral fertilisers. This scale positions Power2Earth as a key player in promoting sustainable agricultural practices and reducing the environmental impact of using traditional fertiliser production in Sweden’s agricultural sector.

What is the project timeline for your establishment?

Power2Earth is set to begin production in 2028. Our plan is carefully designed, focusing on incorporating the latest innovative technology, complying to Swedish environmental regulations and standards, and creating a strong, environmentally friendly operation for our production plants.  

Why has Power2Earth chosen Luleå for its planned investment in a mineral fertiliser factory?

The choice to establish our mineral fertiliser plant in Luleå stems from the region's strategic advantages, specifically the region’s access to green electricity which is a pivotal element in Power2Earth’s mission to create a cutting-edge fossil-free mineral fertiliser facility. Additionally, Luleå has a large pool of skilled employees and a favorable business environment, highlighting the significance of local expertise in strengthening the regional economy and ensuring the success of our venture.

How does Power2Earth plan to address concerns about the environmental impact of its energy consumption in a region transitioning to fossil-free industrial practices?

We are fully aware of Norrbotten's transition to fossil-free industrial practices. Our commitment to utilizing renewable energy aligns with regional goals, and we are exploring partnerships for sustainable energy sourcing. We remain dedicated to minimizing our environmental footprint and actively engaging with the community and responsible authorities to ensure responsible energy consumption.

How does the Power2Earth plan to reconcile the need for substantial additional renewable energy, given the current challenges of sourcing renewable electricity in the region?

We understand the challenges associated with sourcing substantial renewable energy, and our plans include collaboration with local energy providers to address these concerns. Power2Earth is committed to contributing positively to the region's renewable energy goals, and we are open to exploring innovative solutions to meet our energy needs sustainably.

How will you ensure a safe and sustainable work environment for the operators at the factories?

At Power2Earth, our utmost commitment is to ensure a safe and sustainable work environment that extends beyond our team to positively impact local communities. We prioritize safety through rigorous protocols, continuous operator training, and the adoption of eco-friendly practices. Our operational knowledge is applied not only to enhance our internal processes but to contribute meaningfully to the well-being of the communities we operate in. Through steadfast safety measures and sustainability initiatives, we aim to create a workplace that prioritizes the health of our team and minimizes our environmental impact. Power2Earth is dedicated to being a responsible and community-conscious presence in the areas we serve.

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The Founding Companies Behind Power2Earth

Power2Earth is formed by a joint venture between Fertiberia, Nordion Energi and the Swedish agricultural cooperative Lantmännen. Together, the joint partnership leverages Fertiberia’s vast expertise in green fertiliser and ammonia production and Nordion Energi’s knowledge in hydrogen infrastructure construction. The collaboration also harnesses Lantmännen’s leading role as an agricultural cooperative in Northern Europe committed to increase crop yields while at the same time reduce impact on climate and environment.