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About NitroCapt


Enabling sustainable agriculture to feed a growing population


Decarbonizing plant nutrition


Producing the world’s most environmentally and economically sustainable nitrogen fertilizer through innovative solutions

NitroCapt’s background: An idea to benefit agriculture and the climate

NitroCapt is a climate-tech company creating a sustainable cost-efficient green nitrogen fertilizer using air, water and renewable energy as the only input – a true revolution!

Fertilizers are essential to feed a growing population, with nitrogen being the most widely used plant nutrient. Unfortunately, the nitrogen fertilizer industry relies heavily on fossil fuels, contributing to CO2 emissions equivalent to the global aviation industry—500 million tons annually.

Our SUNIFIX® process significantly reduces the carbon footprint, enabling a rapid shift towards a decarbonized nitrogen fertilizer industry and simultaneously enhancing customer profitability. A win-win for all involved.

It’s about time to change into a sustainable food system!

The story behind NitroCapt

The idea behind NitroCapt came in 2006 when Gustaf Forsberg read about a solution to reduce nitrogen oxide gases (NOx) in cars. 

With a physics background and experienced with environmental agricultural innovations, Gustaf discovered a cleaner and more efficient method for nitrate fertilizer production. This idea lingered in his mind for years until 2016 when he sought a second opinion from the top chemist he knew, Peter Baeling. Peter was astonished, and together they developed a complete chemical process that not only proved to be highly energy-efficient but also environmentally friendly.

Since then, the team has grown exponentially, dedicating their efforts to realizing and deploying this innovative and disruptive technology.

NitroCapt is on an exciting and accelerating growth trajectory

The company was founded by Gustaf Forsberg, in close collaboration with Peter Baeling, to speed up the transition to sustainable fertilizers
​A first pre-study “Novel Production of Nitric Acid from High Temperature NOx Formation” developed at the KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
​Signed partnership agreement with EIT InnoEnergy to enter its Highway programme, NitroCapt receives financing to develop the company
Proof of concept was achieved, and two patent applications were filled
​First LOI signed with Lantmännen, where they declare their interest to investing in a full-scale SUNIFIX® plant around 2024-25
​Reactor design patent application filed and under review (2020)
​Head of Strategy (Björn Lindh) joins NitroCapt
Patent for the design of the high-pressure plasma process was granted in 2022

In January, NitroCapt received (pre)-seed investment of EUR 2.8 mn from Swedish tech investors SLU Holding, InnoEnergy, Almi Invest GreenTech and LRF Ventures, Norrsken among others to build first pilot plant (EUR 1 mn of the funding are grants)

Onboarding of a team of 5 new engineers and researchers
​Joined Norrsken’s accelerator, a non-profit impact ecosystem
​Start of project to design and build the first production plant supplying 1800 ha of farmland with nitrogen fertilizers
​Winner of Startup 4 Climate (EUR ~900k), a European innovation competitions

Acknowledged as one of the most promising new technology companies by Swedish magazine Ny Teknik

Energy efficiency progress, from 23.8 to 10.6 MWh/tN – which shows potential for NitroCapt to be 10x more efficient than the Haber Bosch technology

​Chief Operating Officer (Robin Toss) joins NitroCapt.
NitroCapt was featured as one of top 50 most innovative companies by Norrsken 2023. The list was produced as a response to the recent report compiled by Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
NitroCapt was granted €2,1 M (24 MSEK) in the LIFE Climate Action (L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement) by the European Commission
NitroCapt signed a new lease for 1000 square meter headquarter at Green Innovation Park in Ulltuna, Uppsala. This includes office space, laboratories and production space.
Acknowledged for the second year in a row as one of the most promising new technology companies by Swedish magazine Ny Teknik