LIFE SUNIFIX project, a groundbreaking initiative funded by the European Union. The primary goal of the LIFE SUNIFIX project is to upscale and showcase the revolutionary NitroCapt’s paradigm-shifting, climate-neutral production process. This initiative aims to provide the European industry with access to efficient, innovative green technology, offering the most competitive nitrogen fertilizers in substantial quantities. Today’s mineral nitrogen fertilizer production, particularly the Haber Bosch process, represents an €80 billion market and contributes to more and than 2% of global fossil-based greenhouse gas emissions. This process stands as a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions within agriculture and food production.
The SUNIFIX® Solution
SUNIFIX® (Sustainable Nitrogen Fixation) introduces a patented climate-neutral process for nitrogen fixation. This process utilizes air, water, and electricity as the sole inputs. The innovative approach combines a state-of-the-art energy-efficient reactor based on plasma technology, cutting-edge electromagnetic energy coupling, and advanced turbine technology.
Energy Efficiency: The SUNIFIX process boasts competitive energy consumption.
Renewable Energy Compatibility: It can operate intermittently, powered directly by renewable electricity, making it adaptable even for off-grid production units.
Local Self-Sufficiency: By creating local self-sufficiency in affordable nitrogen fertilizers, irrespective of energy price fluctuations, the project aims to incentivize local companies to adopt this eco-friendly technology.
The LIFE SUNIFIX Project in Action
The LIFE SUNIFIX project plans to establish a pilot facility that will validate production components and systems at an industrially relevant scale (5% of full scale). The facility will operate under full operating conditions at a competitive production cost. NitroCapt, in collaboration with three European associated partners from Sweden, Norway, and Luxembourg, will demonstrate the technology through this pilot facility.
The pilot approach is a critical step in replicating and scaling the SUNIFIX technology to other sites in Europe and globally. This strategic move ensures the widespread adoption of this innovative, sustainable solution.
Commitment to Environmental Impact
As part of LIFE SUNIFIX project, we strongly believe that this smart, resource- and energy-efficient fertilizer solution can significantly contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the agriculture sector. By introducing this attractive and forward-thinking technology to the European and global market, we aim to make a lasting impact on environmental sustainability.
Join us in revolutionizing nitrogen fertilizer production for a greener, more sustainable future!
Scale up and demonstrate NitroCapt’s climate-neutral nitrogen fixation process
European industry for efficient and competitive nitrogen fertilizers
Current Market Impact
€80 billion global market with more than 2% of global fossil-based greenhouse gas emissions
SUNIFIX® process uses air, water, and electricity as inputs, reducing emissions
Energy-efficient plasma technology reactor, electromagnetic coupling, advanced heat recovery technology
Can be powered directly by renewable electricity, suitable for off-grid units
Aims for local self-sufficiency in nitrogen fertilizer production, immune to energy price fluctuations
Construction planned for validating components at 5% of full scale, competitive production cost
NitroCapt collaborates with three European partners from Sweden, Norway, and Luxembourg
Pilot facility crucial for replication and scaling of SUNIFIX® technology worldwide
Contribution to EC’s goal of reducing CO2 emissions in the agriculture sector
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The PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) chart portrays the strategic progression of the LIFE SUNIFIX project across seven distinct work packages (WPs). Beginning with Project Management (WP1), the initial phase involves planning and preparation (WP2) for the subsequent Construction and Installation (WP3) of the SUNIFIX technology. Following this, Scale Up and Demonstration (WP4) validate the technology at 5% of full scale, while Impact Monitoring & Evaluation (WP5) assesses project outcomes using Key Performance Indicators. Dissemination & Communication (WP6) ensures effective information sharing, and Sustainability, Replication, and Exploitation (WP7) focus on long-term viability, replication strategies, and potential commercialization. This visual representation clarifies the sequential and interdependent nature of each work package, illustrating the comprehensive approach employed in the LIFE SUNIFIX project. Below is the time plan for these WPs. Numbers represent months so the project spans for a 36 months of period.
The LIFE SUNIFIX project anticipates groundbreaking results in advancing sustainable fertilizer production through its innovative SUNIFIX® technology. With a commitment to environmentally friendly practices, the project aims to demonstrate the feasibility and scalability of this revolutionary process across all seven Work Packages. By utilizing cutting-edge simulation tools, rigorous technical administration, and continuous optimization, the expected output includes enhanced efficiency, reduced environmental impact, and a streamlined fertilizer production process. The project envisions not only meeting but exceeding predefined technical standards, paving the way for a sustainable and eco-friendly future in the agricultural sector. Stay tuned for transformative outcomes that contribute to a greener and more sustainable world.