A century ago, two German chemists laid the commercial foundations for the synthetic fertilizer industry. Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch, in 1909, demonstrated their industrial process for the manufacture of ammonia. The achievement won them accolades including Nobel Prizes. The output of their Haber-Bosch process can be used for either peace or war, agriculture or munitions. The rapid adoption by Germany of this industrial process is credited with prolonging WW1. Most of the synthetic nitrogenous...[Show more]
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