The Hub for Fertilizer Innovation
The agricultural system we rely on today is built upon the availability of fertilizer. That fertilizer is available thanks to the Haber-Bosch process, which Nitricity’s Nico Pinkowski says thankfully made its way to the United States.
Pinkowski… “Early on only Germany was able to produce fertilizer with this approach, and then the technology eventually spread via actually espionage, designs made their way to North America. And the US government commissioned multiple cities worth of workers to build fertilizer production capacity in Alabama. Today, Muscle Shoals, Alabama and the Tennessee Valley Authority created some of the most widely used types of fertilizers and fertilizer application approaches in the industry.”
Pinkowski said that’s what led to fertilizer innovation and the hub of American fertilizer.
Pinkowski… “Muscle Shoals, Alabama also took ammonia and rock phosphate samples from around the world and invented fertilizers. So they invented triple super phosphate. And then also, you know, this hub of American fertilizer innovation later turned into a geopolitical asset for the United States. Henry Kissinger converted this ecosystem into the International Fertilizer Development Center.”
Nitricity’s technology will be on display in Muscle Shoals later this fall.