This Startup’s Building A Factory To Sustainably Turn Natural Gas Into Fertilizer

October 7, 2020

Forbes – Across the world, farming is dependent on the production of ammonia in order to create fertilizers. Those fertilizers enable billions of people to be fed, but they come at a substantial cost for climate change—nearly 1% of total global greenhouse gas emissions come from the production of fertilizers.

That’s where startup Monolith Materials fits in. The company has a process that it uses to break apart natural gas to produce carbon black, which is commonly used in materials like rubber, as well as hydrogen, which can be used for a variety of purposes—in this case, being combined with nitrogen to create ammonia.

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