Development of plasma as a platform technology receives funding

January 15, 2024

The Dutch National Growth Fund is supporting the development of plasma as a platform technology, with a total project budget of 6,6 million euros, aimed at enhancing sustainable food production.

The subsidy supports the development of plasma technology within the Plasma4Agrifood project. The project is part of the broader Agrifood | NXTGEN Hightech program. Plasma4Agrifood consists of a collaboration between Royal Agrifirm Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, Blue Plasma, N2 Applied, and VitalFluid B.V.

Within the project, four applications of plasma technology are being further developed, tested and validated: Sustainable nitrogen fixation for crop cultivation; Air treatment in livestock barns; Manure treatment to reduce ammonia and methane emissions; and Sustainable alternative for crop protection.

The objective of this project is to showcase the benefits of plasma technology and demonstrate how it can be employed to enhance the productivity and sustainability of food production.

This project is made possible in part by a contribution from the National Growth Fund program NXTGEN Hightech. This program will invest as much as € 1 billion until 2030 with over 330 partners, in more than 60 projects and in six essential domains. In doing so, NXTGEN HIGHTECH will make a contribution to the structural and sustainable economic growth in the Netherlands and offer solutions for the major societal challenges in the areas of energy transition, health, safety and food.

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