«The World needs to feed more people without using more land while reducing emissions»

– World Resource Institute

To feed a growing population global food production must increase. This leads to more land used for food production, threatening ecosystems and species all over the world.

Organic fertilisers, such as livestock slurry, are used as fertiliser to produce food, but they involve high losses of nutrients and is not sufficient to produce enough food. Chemical fertilisers, produced with fossil fuels, are added to compensate for the losses, and the use of chemical fertilisers, is currently supporting half of the world’s population (Our World in Data). Current practices are costly, has a low resource efficiency and as the lost nutrients ends up as emissions and pollution. Relying solely on chemical fertilisers also damage the soil over time, and getting organic matter back is important to improve soil health. These practices are not sustainable for the planet or for the farmers economy.

The shift to a more sustainable and circular food production is essential. The challenge is to feed more people without using more land, while reducing emissions. Thus, there is a need for solutions that provide a holistic approach that stop nutrient losses, utilise local renewable resources and reduces emissions

THE SOLUTION



N2 Applied has developed a technology that enables local production of fertiliser using livestock slurry/digestate, air and electricity. The technology adds nitrogen from the air into the liquid and increases the nitrogen content. The reaction stops the loss of ammonia and reduces climate emissions, making it an efficient and sustainable fertiliser.

By enabling farmers to improve their own fertiliser, N2’s scalable process eliminates the need for chemical fertiliser, and makes farming more circular. The end-product, is a nitrogen enriched organic fertiliser (NEO), with the same characteristics as regular slurry, but contains more nitrogen, less emissions and can be applied more precisely on the fields.