EFTA's supervisory body ESA has approved Enova's support for Tizir Titanium&Iron AS and Horisont Energi AS. This means that the two companies can continue the development of their IPCEI projects within hydrogen technology. ESA is responsible for monitoring that the EEA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway comply with their obligations under the EEA agreement, including the awarding of state aid. ESA's decision was taken at the same time as the European Commission, which approved 35 projects in 13 EU countries today. Enova supported the two companies in December last year with a total of NOK 743 million. Hydrogen is considered an important part of the solution for 2050. Enova will contribute to the necessary technological development to take Norway to a low-emission society in 2050, and the development of zero- and low-emission technology in industrial processes is a high priority. Zero emission ammonia plant - Horisont Energi AS received NOK 482 million to build the first large-scale production plant for emission-free ammonia in Europe - the Barents Blue Project. This will be so-called blue ammonia, which is produced from natural gas, but with CO₂ handling. Equinor and Vår Energi are partners in the project which will demonstrate new technologies adapted to large-scale low-emission ammonia production. The parties will establish a new company - Barents Blue Project, which will continue to operate the IPCEI project. Hydrogen as a reducing agent - Tizir Titanium&Iron AS received NOK 261 million in support to develop technology that can replace 85 percent of coal consumption with hydrogen. The company will be the first in the world to use hydrogen as a reducing agent in this process.