Open thread: decarbonizing fertilizer

2019-07-16

in Science, The environment

As noted here before, getting humanity off fossil fuels requires more than replacing our electricity generation and transport systems with climate-safe alternatives. We also need to decarbonize the process of producing food and raw materials. Since most fertilizer is made from natural gas, engineering plant-fungal symbiosis to fix atmospheric nitrogen could be a promising route forward.

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. July 18, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Symbiosis
Fungi, it turns out, are canny traders of nutrients to plants
When phosphates are scarce, their price goes up

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