Livestock slurry is a natural fertiliser containing all the nutrients required for plant growth. However, the nitrogen content is too low for the optimum fertilisation of most crops, which is amplified when slurry loses vast amounts of ammonia (NH3) during storage and application. Livestock farming is also considered a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly methane (CH4), and the sector is under pressure from consumers, governments and NGO’s to decarbonise.
When livestock slurry is treated by the N2 Unit the loss of ammonia is prevented and methane emissions are eliminated. In addition, more nitrogen directly captured from air is added, commonly doubling the nitrogen content which is vital for plant growth. The result is a stable fertiliser that holds a higher nitrogen content for farmers to use, whilst delivering a significant carbon footprint reduction and improved air quality, which benefits society and allows the wider supply chain to meet it’s sustainability commitments.