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Welcome to CASFER

Our vision is to enable resilient and sustainable food production by developing next-generation, modular, distributed, and efficient technologies for capturing, recycling, and producing decarbonized nitrogen-based fertilizers, or NBFs. 

Partners

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CASFER is developing a transformative, engineered system that takes the US from nitrogen cycle pollution to a Nitrogen Circular Economy, allowing food production while mitigating environmental and socioeconomic problems.

More than 50% of the world population is supported by synthetic nitrogen-based fertilizers (NBFs), produced via the carbon-intensive Haber-Bosch process. However, the high volatility of prices remains a challenge in the US and developing countries.

 

Furthermore, only 20% of NBFs produced translate into food, with 80% lost to the environment. This creates significant environmental, health, and socioeconomic impacts.

 

CASFER’s engineered system takes activated nitrogen from waste streams such as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), and agricultural runoff, capture, and convert them into precise NBF, passing them directly to the end users/farmers.

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CASFER Impacts

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Increased food security for the nation.

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Reduced environmental impact from agricultural emissions.

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Decreased U.S. dependence on foreign sources of nitrogen-based fertilizers.

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Affordable, sustainable sources of nitrogen-based fertilizers for U.S. farms.

  • Convergence Research Workshop
    Fri, Jan 06
    Zoom Conference
    Jan 06, 8:00 AM – Jan 07, 12:00 PM
    Zoom Conference
    Great minds sharing great ideas!
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  • Podcast - NSF's The Discovery Files
    Jan 02, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Podcast
    Feeding a Growing Population
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  • Dec 16, 2022, 6:40 AM – 11:35 AM
    Zoom Webinar
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  • Welcome New Member! - Back to Nature
    Dec 14, 2022, 9:30 AM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
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  • CASFER Holiday Party
    Thu, Dec 08
    Lubbock
    Dec 08, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Happy Holidays to Everyone!
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  • Convergence Research Seminar Series: Odemari Mbuya, Ph.D., (FAMU)
    Dec 02, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    Use of Soil Microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris, Chlorella minutissima and Scenedesmus acutus) to Improve Fertilizer N and P Use Efficiency in Florida Soils
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  • Convergence Research Seminar Series: Cele Stone, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation at CASFER (TTU)
    Nov 18, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    How to Pitch using the NABC Method
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  • Convergence Research Seminar Series: Aubrey A. Spear, Director of Water Facilities for the City of Lubbock
    Nov 04, 2022, 11:00 AM CDT – Nov 05, 2022, 12:00 PM CDT
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    Municipal wastewater treatment processes and beneficial reuse opportunities
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  • Convergence Research Seminar Series: Matthew G. Siebecker, Ph.D. (TTU)
    Oct 21, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
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    Impacts of swine waste application with subsequent inundations on nutrient and trace metal mobility in agricultural soil
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