Farmers Can Now Buy Designer Microbes to Replace Nitrogen Fertilizer

9.10.2018

Annual global need for nitrogen fertilizers is growing at a rate of  around 1.5% . Costs to produce nitrogen fertilizers are increasing more than that and production of nitrogen fertilizers represent around 3 % of total world carbon emissions (more than world aviation). But by using modern biotechnology we can simultaneously decrease costs to produce nitrogen fertilizers and reduce carbon emissions.