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Scientists have set out to innovate a new type of ammonia that could help create “greener” fertilizer — and minimize the climate impacts of a ubiquitous but energy-intensive compound.
Industrial production of ammonia — a key ingredient in fertilizers — creates one of the world’s biggest chemical commodities but also takes a heavy toll on the environment.
Ammonia manufacturing consumes about 1 percent of all fossil fuels and unleashes 1 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, chemists at the University of California, Berkeley, warned.
Source: The Hill