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A cooperative way to make ammonia

06-Oct-2016

Nitrogen is essential for life, but nature's main source of nitrogen is the gas found in our atmosphere -- a gas that does not react easily with other elements. Some specialized bacteria turn the air's nitrogen molecules into ammonia so that it can be used to make proteins -- the building blocks, ...

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Study finds declining sulfur levels

11-May-2016

Air pollution legislation to control fossil fuel emissions and the associated acid rain has worked - perhaps leading to the need for sulfur fertilizers for crop production. A University of Illinois study drawing from over 20 years of data shows that sulfur levels in Midwest watersheds and rivers ...

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Livestock manure provides mineral fertilizers and soil conditioners

19-Apr-2016

In regions with intensive livestock production, manure management is a problem. Nevertheless manure can become a valuable resource when its components are recovered as specific fertilizers and soil conditioners. For a year now a pilot plant for the processing of livestock manure – constructed ...

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Agilent Technologies Presents Thought Leader Award to Dr. Arturo Keller

Scientist Recognized for Study of Agricultural Applications of Nanotechnology and Environmental Impact

11-Jun-2015

Agilent Technologies Inc.announced that Dr. Arturo Keller has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in support of his research on the use of nanoparticles in agriculture and the environmental consequences.Dr. Keller, who directs the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology ...

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Borealis and Agrifos announce major milestone in the development of ammonia production project

22-May-2015

Borealis and Agrifos Partners LLC, a project development company, have reached a preliminary agreement to jointly develop a world-scale ammonia project through Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC (GCA). The plant will be located within an existing chemical site along the Texas Gulf Coast. GCA is in final ...

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New catalyst uses light to convert nitrogen to ammonia

Method could lead to more environmentally friendly fertilizer production

06-Feb-2015

Northwestern University scientists are the first to develop a catalyst that can perform a remarkable feat found only in nature: take nitrogen from the air and turn it into ammonia under natural conditions. No high temperatures or pressure required. Driven by light, the new method offers promise ...

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Global ammonia capacity will increase from 204.2 million tons per year (mmty) in 2013 to 249.4 mmty by 2018

23-Jan-2015

Global ammonia capacity will increase from 204.2 million tons per year (mmty) in 2013 to 249.4 mmty by 2018, driven primarily by capacity additions in China, Iran, Nigeria and the US, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.The company’s latest report,Global Ammonia Outlook – ...

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Borealis sells nitric acid process technology to Casale

19-Jan-2015

Borealis has divested a package of fertilizer process technologies and established a new technology partnership with Casale SA. The partnership will enable Borealis to focus on its core competencies of the production and distribution of high quality fertilizer products, while Casale will expand ...

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Dutch technology reclaims humic acid at drinking water plants

Circular Economy innovation by Dutch water supply company Vitens helps Royal HaskoningDHV obtain value from water globally

13-Jan-2015

International engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has joined forces with Dutch water supply company Vitens to help other drinking water companies around the world recover humic acid, an organic fertiliser.Humic acid is often discharged currently as a waste product ...

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Global redistribution of phosphorus use could improve food security

How decisions in China can have a positive global impact

10-Dec-2014

If the use and reuse of the finite resource phosphorus as a nutrient for plants were to be handled with greater care worldwide it would become possible to produce sufficient food for the global population in and after 2050. In addition to being home to a considerable proportion of the global ...

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