Thunder, Lighting, and Fertilizer
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 4:05 PM - 4:25 PM
Nico Pinkowski

Nitrogen must undergo a chemical process to be used as a nutrient in fertilizer. This occurs naturally during a thunderstorm, when lightning breaks apart atmospheric nitrogen and rainwater brings it to the soil as fertilizer. A new approach using only air, water, and renewable electricity to emulate Mother Nature’s process results in low-emission fertilizer that can be manufactured on site, minimizing transportation costs and pollution.