Nitricity

Electrified and distributed nitrogen fertilizer production

About

Nitricity produces ready-to-use nitrogen with only air, water, and renewable electricity. 

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Problem

Today, the global supply of fertilizer is fueled by coal and natural gas and travels through a complex supply chain to farms around the world.  Fertilizer distribution is a hazardous and expensive process involving substantial storage and transportation infrastructure that stretches over thousands of miles.  As a result, fertilizer costs are inflated and farmers are often forced to make decisions based on prices rather than plants. Furthermore, entrenched supply chains often miss developing economies, so nitrogen is not available where it is often needed most.

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Opportunity

Nitricity produces nitrogen fertilizer at or near the point of use. Our technology has the potential to produce cost-effective fertilizer to both established farms and developing markets, while minimizing the environmental impact of the production, distribution, and application of nitrogen fertilizers.

 

Our story

Nitricity is headquartered in San Francisco and works extensively in California's Central Valley. Our company was founded in the Bay Area and first funded by a Caltech Rocket Fund award, Stanford TomKat grant, MIT Clean Energy Prize Award, and Stanford BASES award. We are also supported by Activate and LBNL's Cyclotron Road Division.

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