MACRO TRENDS in renewable energy and sustainable agriculture are in favor of N2’s technology. The cost of renewable energy production is steadily decreasing, favoring decentralized power generation and self-consumption. More and more countries introduce environmental incentives to enable and accelerate the transition to a greener agriculture.
N2 Applied is in an advanced stage of technology development, and in the early phases of market development. We currently focus on the demonstration and verification of our technology under local farm conditions in different markets.
Within a few years, we expect N2’s technology to be widely adopted.
Here’s what our customers and other stakeholders will say in the near future…
“THE CIRCLE IS CLOSED –
AFTER 100 YEARS OF FERTILIZER PRODUCTION DEPENDING ON FOSSIL FUELS”
At his office at Western Cape Engineering Corp. (Pty) Ltd, in the summer of 2021
Dr Joseph Nkosi (PhD Chemical Engineering) marvels:
“I never thought I would live to see this happen. My entire career has been dedicated to optimizing one the most elegant processes ever seen, the Haber-Bosch ammonia process. The perfect stoichiometry, unbeatable energy efficiency and carbon capture in one. The basis for the entire fertilizer industry as we know it.
Birkeland’s technology based on electricity is of course well know – but the fact that N2 Applied managed to split nitrogen in air commercially viable at small scale is a major breakthrough. Chemists simply considered it impossible and physicists at best of theoretical interest.
Why haven’t the world’s scientists taken on this challenge before? Now that it is done, it seems so obvious to everyone.”
“YES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE
AND EAT IT TOO”
Outside the Europa building, Brussels, one busy spring day in 2020
Senior Agricultural Policy Advisor Edith Lefevre is impressed:
“For twenty-five years we have worked on restructuring the EU farming landscape, and succeeded in recycling phosphate and potash from livestock production. The consumption of mineral phosphate fertilizer has dropped significantly in the EU. Now the time has finally come for the nitrogen.
Nitrogen is the most valuable organic building block and component in food production. 30-40% loss of nitrogen from livestock production is not only a loss of value, but much more an environmental issue of global significance.
The fact that this can now be addressed without taxation or heavy subsidies is a major breakthrough. N2 Applied combines the best of both worlds – the sustainability of organic farming and the efficiency of industrial fertilizer.”
“LOCAL FERTILIZER PRODUCTION MAKES THE INVESTMENT IN A SOLAR FARM IN OUR VILLAGE VIABLE”
Chandelao, Rajastan, India, August 2021
Vasanth Rao Scindia, head of the local dairy cooperative, welcomes a new era for his community:
The authorities have promised to subsidize both the solar farm and the basis for local fertilizer production. A huge boost for our community!”
“NOW WE CAN AVOID PAYING GATE FEES FOR THE DISPOSAL OF OUR DIGESTATE”
Biogasanlage Braunschweig, Germany, 2020
For operations manager Friedrich Möller, reducing ammonia emissions means business:
“As capacity grew, we were not able to handle the amount of ammonia in our digestate. We were spending a lot of money to get rid of excess ammonia – or risked having to pay high gate fees for the disposal of the digestate.
Now we see it as a resource that we can capture and upgrade and make valuable organic nutrient products. With N2 Applied’s unit, we are able to turn the ammonia into a fertilizer component and make money from what used to be a bottleneck.
Eliminating the cost of stripping out the ammonia is of huge value for our business. But the best news is: We can increase capacity without polluting.”
“A NATURAL RESOURCE TURNED FROM WASTE TO VALUE”
At their Montana family farm in 2021
Mildred and Gabriel Johnsen explain how N2’s technology converts loss to profit:
“With all our focus on efficient meat production, handling the huge volume of manure has mostly been considered a burden.
The manure contains Ammonia-N, but being a volatile component, it is all too easily lost as a plant nutrient. The key is binding ammonia-N with Nitrate-N to produce stable fertilizer at the farm – turning a natural resource from waste to value in the process.
With N2 Applied’s technology and renewable energy, we see the basis for closing the nutrient circle. I expect a really attractive payback on a rather modest investment.”
“DOUBLING MY YIELD IN ORGANIC FARMING – USING ONLY NATURAL RESOURCES”
At BioHof Wagner in Hollabrunn, Austria, in the autumn of 2020
Organic potato farmer Hannes Wagner is looking forward to this year’s harvest:
“I thought that biological nitrogen fixation alone would never produce enough proteins on the globally available arable land, and that organic farming required a nitrogen boost to be able to take the role of feeding the global population.
Today I am using plain air and green electricity to absorb activated air into the manure where it neutralizes harmful ammonia and provides balanced plant nutrients. The N2 technology is helping me double my yield per hectare – using only natural resources.”