The Nitrogen Issue

Nitrogen is central to increasing plant yields to feed the world’s growing population, however fertiliser technology has remained much the same for the last 50 years.  More than a century ago Fritz Haber figured out a way to fix nitrogen which is abundant in the atmosphere, into ammonia, the active ingredient in synthetic nitrogen fertiliser.  Humanity depends on fixed nitrogen to fertilise croplands, and helping nature in relation to nitrogen availability is a key aspect of world food security. 

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