Feb 19, 2021

Using plasma technology to feed the world

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Using state-of-the-art plasma technology to make cheap fertilizer for small farmers may sound like magic, but it has now become reality. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have built a small plasma-powered plant that produces nitrogen-based liquid fertilizer only using sun, water and air. “The plant is easy to set up, sustainable and very efficient,” says TU/e researcher Fausto Gallucci, who together with partners in Africa, Germany and Portugal has done successful tests of the device in Uganda. “We now want to bring the mini-plant to the market, so that it becomes available to farmers around the world.”

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