Decrease CO2 footprint Potatoes

Decrease CO2 emissions of potatoes up to 18%. Albert Heijn, and Nedato B.V. are proving it is possible with the natural nitrogen of VitalFluid B.V.
From 15% to 45% reduction in 2030. Albert Heijn is tightening up its ambition to reduce CO2 emissions in the chain (Scope 3) from 15 to 45% in 2030 (compared to 2018). Making better food accessible together. For everyone.
One of the projects to reach this goal is at the test center of Wageningen University & Research Open teelten in Westmaas. Albert Heijn, Nedato, and VitalFluid are executing a trial with potatoes in open field to reduce CO2 emissions of potatoes. Jan den Boer of Nedato showed that 18% of the emissions of a produced potato is coming from the production of synthetic fertilizers which they use. By replacing this with natural nitrogen of VitalFluid CO2 emissions can be reduced significantly. In the trial 4 different plots with potatoes are fed with drip irrigation including fertilizers. Different fertilizers like synthetic nitrogen, manure, and natural nitrogen of VitalFluid are combined to investigate how crops will develop. It should prove that natural nitrogen is a sustainable alternative for synthetic fertilizers with no difference in quality nor quantity.
The natural nitrogen of VitalFluid can be produced by farmers on site with only Air, Water and Electricity as inputs. In this way growers can be sustainable, more independent, and have an extra tool to manage the disbalance in electricity production.

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