Watch: Fixing the need for ammonia without pollution


The world needs more ammonia, but the issue has always been producing it in a way that minimises, or eliminates, emissions.

An Israel-based company, Nitrofix, says it has the answer.

Presently 160 million metric tons of ammonia are used annually. However, this is associated with high CO₂ emissions.

Nitrofix says its green ammonia will enable farmers to increase crop yields and mitigate the environmental impact of traditional ammonia production, thereby fostering agriculture that is more sustainable and climate-conscious.

There are also industrial applications, as ammonia is used in various industries related to polymers, personal and home care, food, as a refrigerant among others.

Transitioning to green ammonia will allow these sectors to embrace a sustainable solution aligned with the growing demands for sustainability, thereby meeting the expectations of consumers who seek eco-friendly products.

Green ammonia can also be used as a maritime fuel and for green energy.

We had the opportunity to have a chat with Ophira Melamed, CEO and co-founder of Nitrofix, at the annual Hello Tomorrow deeptech event, which was held recently in Paris, France.

Jim Cornall is editor of Deeptech Digest and publisher at Ayr Coastal Media. He is an award-winning writer, editor, photographer, broadcaster, designer and author. Contact Jim here.