Novihum Technologies GmbH

Category: SDG-7

Funding Stage: Early stage

Country: Germany

Award: Participant

Making Soil Better

Novihum Technologies GmbH developed a soil improvement product that revolutionizes how poor, over-used soils are reclaimed. In a world with increasing demand for food and decreasing amount of arable land, their product contributes to food security of future generations. Novihum® is made from lignite in a patented chemical process. It was originally invented at the TU Dresden (Germany) and further developed in partnership with other research institutions. It transforms the vilified brown coal as an energy source and CO2 emitter into a critically needed product that enable poor soils to be fertile.