Teknisk Ukeblad, January 2016

On February 17, 2016

«Lykkes de kan det bli en norsk landbruksrevolusjon både på kostnads- og miljøsiden.»

«If they succeed, an agricultural revolution both regarding cost and environment may follow».

This is the conclusion in an article published in the Norwegian technical weekly Teknisk Ukeblad on January 28th 2016. The article is based on an interview the editor Odd Richard Valmot did with the N2 Applied Chief Technology Officer Rune Ingels and production partner Ferdinand Stempfer from SBI GmbH in Austria.

Link to the article in Norwegian.

Will create an agricultural revolution: CTO of N2 Applied Rune Ingels (left) will, together with head of SBI GmbH engineer Ferdinand Stempfer, use an improved version of Kristian Birkeland's electric arc technology to produce nitric acid locally on the farm. The acid is used to fetch the nutrients in the manure and solve environmental and climate issues.

Will create an agricultural revolution: CTO of N2 Applied Rune Ingels (left) will, together with head of SBI GmbH engineer Ferdinand Stempfer, use an improved version of Kristian Birkeland’s electric arc technology to produce nitric acid locally on the farm. The acid is used to fetch the nutrients in the manure and solve environmental- and climate issues.

Automatic translation to English:

Norway: Wants to capture a large market with Norwegian technology from the past

The Norwegian company N2 Applied wants to pick up Kristian Birkeland’s arc technology almost 90 years after Hydro left it. But unlike the fertilizer giants, N2A’s goal is neither mass production nor fertilizers. The company wants to allow big and small farmers to use the newly developed arc technology to make dung, or manure if you will, more efficient and eliminate the problems associated with such fertilizer. (…) Mr. Ingels does not believe that companies like Yara will notice much difference if/once/when a lot of farmers get more out of dung. The consumption of fertilizer is high and increasing, and the giant manufacturers will still have enough to do.

Source: Teknisk Ukeblad, 28.01 – Automatic translation

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