Decrease carbon footprint

Using Natural Nitrogen to decrease carbon footprint in food production.

The OPZuid project “Freya: Natural Nitrogen for growing crops” by VitalFluid B.V. represents a significant step toward sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture. By replacing synthetic nitrogen with natural nitrogen, produced with plasma technology, the project aims to reduce the carbon footprint associated with food production. Here are some key points regarding the potential benefits of using sustainable natural nitrogen in agriculture:

1 Environmental Impact Reduction:
Synthetic nitrogen fertilizers are known for their energy-intensive production processes, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. By utilizing natural nitrogen produced with the plasma technology of VitalFluid, the project seeks to mitigate the environmental impact associated with traditional nitrogen sources.

2 Resource Conservation:
The use of natural nitrogen, produced with only air, water, and electricity, can potentially reduce the dependency on non-renewable resources required for synthetic fertilizer production. This aligns with the broader goal of promoting resource conservation and sustainable agricultural practices.

3 Proof of Concept Trials:
The project’s decision to conduct proof of concept trials at five different growers with various cultivations is crucial for assessing the feasibility and effectiveness of replacing synthetic nitrogen with natural nitrogen. These trials will provide valuable insights into the practicality and potential challenges of implementing this sustainable alternative on a larger scale.

4 Financial Support:
The project, with a total budget of 2,2 milion Euro, is co-financed by the European Union and Province Noord-Brabant which demonstrates the recognition and support for initiatives that contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious agricultural sector.

5 Model for Future Agriculture:
If successful, the project could serve as a model for future agricultural practices, encouraging other growers and regions to adopt similar approaches. This could lead to a more widespread adoption of natural nitrogen, contributing to a more sustainable global food production system.

Koppert Cress/Division Q
Groentekwekerij ‘t Bleekerven
Kwekerij Van der Vleuten

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