Environmental stewardship

Environmental stewardship


Haifa fights global warming by reducing emission of greenhouse gases. Haifa stands at the forefront in development of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies for reducing gas emissions into the atmosphere


Haifa plants employ the global (CDM) to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Haifa is one of the first companies in the world to implement the technology, through a process approved and recognized by the UN. The project started in 2007, and total reduction is expected to reach 6 million tons in ten years.

So far, Haifa invested about 1 million USD in technologies aimed at reducing emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from the production facilities of nitric acid.

The company also sells credits of emission reduction to other plants, through an international system of trading in greenhouse gas emissions. This system is targeted for industries committed to reduce gas emission in countries that have accepted the Kyoto Protocol.


Instead of emission of nitrogen oxide, Haifa returns it to the production process

Haifa has developed an innovative process for turning the emission of nitrogen oxides from nuisance to resource, by returning it to the production process as raw material. In August 2007 this process received recognition of the European Community as a Best Available Technology (BAT), and being now copied by other nitric acid plants in Europe and worldwide. Thanks to this process, Haifa is the first company to comply with the German air quality standards TA LUFT 2002.


Haifa uses natural gas instead of conventional fuels in its plants

Haifa has introduced the use of natural gas as an energy source for its production plants in Haifa Bay and in the South of Israel. The natural gas replaces conventional fuels such as heavy fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas. The use of natural optimizes Haifa's energy usage, and significantly reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and polluting particles.


Haifa products for a greener world

Haifa's Potassium nitrate is used for energy storage in thermo-solar power stations

Haifa is a pioneer in marketing of potassium nitrate for thermo-solar power stations – Haifa K-Solar™. Tens of thousands of tons of high quality potassium nitrate are used for energy storage, in power plants in Spain and are also attracting worldwide interest. This innovative use of green energy significantly reduces the consumption of fossil fuels.

The company is also establishing a local power plant to use the heat formed in production processes to generate electricity. The local power station will supply electricity directly to consumers without the need of long transmission lines from power stations along the coast.

The precise nutrition approach optimally combines specialty fertilizer applications: Nutrigation, controlled release nutrition and foliar nutrition. These application methods are environmentally friendly, and continuously provide plants with precise, balanced nutrition, without leaving residues in the soil.

Using Haifa's specialty fertilizers with the precise nutrition approach maximizes the Nutrient Use Efficiency, thereby reducing the impact on the environment.


The precise nutrition approach helps meet the demands of modern agriculture to maximize the Nutrient Use Efficiency and reduce environmental impact while maintaining high yields.