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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. 

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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.

Latest News and Events

  • RET Testbed Tour
    RET Testbed Tour
    Mon, Jul 01
    Lubbock
    Jul 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Jul 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    A trip to the Lubbock WWTP
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  • Economics of Fertilizer Production
    Economics of Fertilizer Production
    Thu, Jun 20
    Tallahassee
    Jun 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Tallahassee, 1601 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Tallahassee, 1601 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
    A lecture at FAMU by Dr. Daniel Solis
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  • Communication Workshop
    Communication Workshop
    Fri, Jun 14
    Lubbock
    Jun 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    Jun 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    CASFER REU and START students Team Building
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  • CASFER Electrochemistry Workshop
    CASFER Electrochemistry Workshop
    Thu, Jun 13
    Lubbock
    Jun 13, 2024, 8:00 AM – Jun 14, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    Jun 13, 2024, 8:00 AM – Jun 14, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    First Electrochemistry Workshop hosted at Texas Tech University
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  • Summer Programs Orientation
    Summer Programs Orientation
    Mon, Jun 03
    Lubbock
    Jun 03, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    Jun 03, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    For CASFER's REU, RET, and START Programs
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  • Convergence Research Seminar Series, Dr. Ehsani and Dr. Olsson
    Convergence Research Seminar Series, Dr. Ehsani and Dr. Olsson
    Fri, May 17
    Zoom Webinar
    May 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    May 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    Sensors for Detecting Biotic and Abiotic Stress in Plants
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  • Chemistry Lab Ribbon Cutting
    Chemistry Lab Ribbon Cutting
    Fri, May 10
    Valencia
    May 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Valencia, 2001,, Valencia 2001, Carabobo, Venezuela
    May 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Valencia, 2001,, Valencia 2001, Carabobo, Venezuela
    Instituto Educacional Juan XXIII
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  • CASFER Site Visit
    CASFER Site Visit
    Mon, Apr 29
    Lubbock
    Apr 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – May 01, 2024, 11:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Apr 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – May 01, 2024, 11:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    The Second Annual NSF Site Visit
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  • Poster Competition Winners
    Poster Competition Winners
    Mon, Apr 29
    Lubbock
    Apr 29, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Apr 29, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Congratulations to Terril Vallikalam and Selin Sahin
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  • Perfect Pitch Competition Winners
    Perfect Pitch Competition Winners
    Mon, Apr 29
    Lubbock
    Apr 29, 2024, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Apr 29, 2024, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Congratulations to Victor Lim, Alec Agee, Dipu Saha, Zenifar Haque, and Esrat Eva
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  • Welcome, Nikki Riojas!
    Welcome, Nikki Riojas!
    Mon, Apr 15
    Lubbock
    Apr 15, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    Apr 15, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    CASFER's New Industrial Liaison Officer
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  • Welcome, AngloAmerican!
    Welcome, AngloAmerican!
    Fri, Apr 12
    Location is TBD
    Apr 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Apr 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    AngloAmerican joins CASFER as an Industry Member!
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  • Solar Eclipse
    Solar Eclipse
    Mon, Apr 08
    Lubbock
    Apr 08, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    Apr 08, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    A Total Eclipse of the Sun
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  • Congratulations, Katherine!
    Congratulations, Katherine!
    Thu, Apr 04
    Lubbock
    Apr 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 7:05 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Apr 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 7:05 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Katherine Coyle receives the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award
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  • SLC Book Club
    SLC Book Club
    Wed, Mar 27
    Zoom Webinar
    Mar 27, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    Mar 27, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    "Living Downstream" by Sandra Steingraber
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  • Atlanta Science Festival
    Atlanta Science Festival
    Sat, Mar 09
    Atlanta
    Mar 09, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA
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  • Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference
    Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference
    Mon, Mar 04
    Lubbock
    Mar 04, 2024, 8:00 AM – Mar 05, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Mar 04, 2024, 8:00 AM – Mar 05, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Lubbock, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Katherine Coyle wins 3rd Place in the Poster Competition
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  • Texas Tech Law Review Symposium
    Texas Tech Law Review Symposium
    Fri, Mar 01
    Lubbock
    Mar 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    Mar 01, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Lubbock, 2500 Broadway W, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
    Presentation by Amy Hardberber
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