The Mission of Atmonia is to provide the world with the technology to produce carbon-free fertilizer and fuel. 

Using current industrial standards, production of one ton of ammonia results in emissions of 2.2 tonnes of CO2(eq) and production of one ton of nitrate results in emission of 2.5 tonnes of CO2(eq). Together the production of these two compounds is responsible for up to 1.5% of global greenhouse gas emission. The sustainable technologies of Atmonia are therefore positioned to offer significant contribution in the battle against climate change. Furthermore, the nature of our technology enables positive effects to be had on many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Carbon Zero Nitrogen Fertilizer

Currently, all industrially produced nitrogen fertilizer is made from ammonia and much of the ammonia is then converted into nitrate fertilizer through an energy intensive process. The current ammonia and nitrate production processes are responsible for up to 1.5% of the worlds yearly anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. The current industrial-standard for making ammonia is identified in the Paris agreement as one of the most important to replace with new technology for sustainable future of the planet.

The novel Atmonia process produces ammonia-based nitrogen fertilizer from air and water, with a zero carbon electrochemical process. It further can eliminate emissions caused by shipping of ammonia and fertilizer as well as the conversion of ammonia to solid state fertilizer.

Increase food production without compromise

Fertilizer is essential to maximize the yield from harvested land. Thereof is nitrogen based fertilizer one of the main components. With a growing population and food demand, it is important to meet that increased demand with increased sustainable food production. At the same time, access to fertilizer has to be guaranteed, especially in the least developed counties where arable land is underperforming. With distributed production, the nitrogen fertilizer can be produced locally, securing consisten access thereby increasing food security.

Optimize use of fertilizer - minimize pollution

Overuse of nitrogen fertilizer can lead to serious pollution of groundwater, as a result of nitrate-leaching. By implementing precision agriculture with frequent and accurate distribution of fertilizer, the amount of fertilizer the harvested plants take up can be maximized, hence minimizing leaching.
The Atmonia system and the Nitrification System is therefor directly applicable for use in precision agriculture and with fertigation systems.

Utilizing renewable energy sources

Renewable energy sources are a vital part of the development goals, but one of their major issues is their intermittency. To be able to utilize renewable energy to its fullest,and increase energy efficiency, processes have to handle intermittency well. As the Atmonia process operates at ambient temperature and pressure, it can easily be turned on and off in order to use the above base-load electricity when available.

Gender equal workplace

Atmonia is an early stage chemical company rising from the fields of electrochemistry, surface science and engineering, all of which are male dominated fields. We pride ourselves in having a gender equal team and will strive to continue growing as a gender equal workplace. Atmonia participates in agreements within our home-base of Iceland focused on gender balance in our team and has received multiple awards of recognition in this area.

Strong ties to the university community

Atmonia was founded on the basis of high impact scientific work from the University of Iceland and the Innovation Center Iceland. Direct relation to these institutes, as well as many other universities and research centers will benefit all members of community providing a strong knowledge transfer route.

Build a company with R&D at its core

Atmonia is an innovation driven scientific company with a core element of research and innovation. We are open to collaboration agreements to enhance and enduce our main goals to produce and develope sustainable nitrogen production systems for use in the fuel and fertilizer industries.