Short description: There is a big amount of biomass ash produced in boiler houses. This ash could be a good natural substitute for artificial fertilizers, but it is not ready to use. The aim is to develop a technological process for production of fertilizers from biomass ash.
Market potential: There is no reliable statistics about fertilizer usage in agriculture, but preliminary estimations are in the range 200 – 300 thousand tons per year. The potential for natural fertilizers is huge.
Timing: Estimated time schedule is 6 months.
Desired result: Biomass ash properties analysis and fertilizer market estimation. Technological process solutions for fertilizer production. Experimental examples of fertilizers produced in laboratory scale.
Information on challenge owner: Mid-size SME (50-259 staff).
Market presence of challenge owner: Active in one country.
Keywords: Natural Biomass; Production process; Fertilizers; Ash