Nitrogen Fixation: How The Haber-Bosch Process Fed The World

In our bodies, 80% of the nitrogen has at one point cycled through the Haber-Bosch Process. That’s because the process is crucial for agriculture’s ability to feed the world. The Haber-Bosch Process allowed humanity to make fertilizer at scale. It’s estimated that global production would decrease to roughly half without it. Today, we are going to learn about how scientists figured out how to turn the most abundant component of our atmosphere, nitrogen, into a powerful chemical tool.

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