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#56 Chemelot Brightlands, Limburg, offers an innovation opportunity for Israeli companies on managing nitrogen in agriculture

  • Location Geleen
  • Industry Agri and food
  • Online since 2019-09-06

The NL-IL innovation opportunity: Brightlands is looking for any Israeli party that is skilled in knowledge of controlled-release technologies in precision agriculture.

Chemelot Brightlands, Limburg, offers an innovation opportunity for Israeli companies on

managing nitrogen in agriculture


The need: The use of synthetically bound nitrogen as fertilizer in agriculture is vital to feed the world population. Unfortunately, there are several undesirable side effects. The chemical binding of nitrogen requires large amounts of energy and natural gas leading to greenhouse gas emission. Overdosage of nitrogen fertilizer leads to emissions of nitrous oxide, also a greenhouse gas and more powerful as such than carbon dioxide. Emissions of nitrogen from all possible sources lead to pollution of natural habitats and has as such become a major legal roadblock for all kinds of developments in the Netherlands. If we could find ways to use nitrogen fertilizer more efficiently, all those problems will be addressed.

The Dutch infrastructure: OCI is one of the largest fertilizer producers in the world, with a factory on Chemelot. Brightsite, a research institute on Brightlands, studies ways to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions in ammonia production. AMIBM, a research institute at Brightlands, studies biobased polymers that could help to control release of nitrogen from fertilizer pallets.

Any Israeli company that has knowledge in the field is invited to complete our alliance form clearly elaborating how this societal challenge is being addressed.





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