Molecule Advent Day 3 – Ammonia

“Drop an excitement bomb”

Leila Walker, the newest member of our team takes a look at why we should all care about ammonia:

We could not feed the world without Ammonia. Fact! Unless we find alternative methods that are as impactful and cheap to produce.

ammonia molecule
source:  See below*

Ammonia is a key ingredient in most fertiliser making recipes. Although our bodies produce ammonia when breaking down protein, we have to industrially produce tonnes of the chemical to meet our fertiliser needs. But be careful when storing ammonia: it can be explosive if exposed to high heat – even though it’s not flammable. Bizarre!”

The world relies on ammonia to feed the world but what are the alternatives? Tweet us your thoughts @nanosimbox #molecules&me

*http://ammoniabmp.colostate.edu/images/NH3%20mole.jpg