Farmers need solutions that improve their production and environmental footprint, combining environmental sustainability with financial sustainability. Liquid manure – known as slurry – could be an answer. Livestock slurry, is a natural fertiliser providing nutrients for plants and organic matter which improve soil health and enable better growth. However, the nitrogen content is too low for the optimum fertilisation of most crops, and the loss of nitrogen can be significant. This increase the need for chemical fertiliser, and the lost nitrogen also ends up as pollution in the form of ammonia. Manure management is also one of the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, particularly in the form of methane.
When livestock slurry is treated by the N2 Unit the loss of ammonia is prevented and methane emissions eliminated. In addition, more nitrogen directly captured from air is added, commonly doubling the plant-available nitrogen. The result is an improved fertiliser without nitrogen losses, which can be used more precisely and is delivering a significant improved environmental footprint. And by reducing emissions, air quality is also improved and the smell is reduced.