Feeding the world

Needn’t cost the earth

Synthetic nitrogen fertilizer is estimated to contribute 1 billion+ tonnes of CO2e annually to global warming!

NetZeroNitrogen exists to eliminate synthetic nitrogen fertilizer

We are developing a highly disruptive alternative product for the $200bn synthetic fertilizer market, thereby helping farmers worldwide to achieve same or better yields for less cost, less effort and less damage to the farm and its environment.

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Meet Our Founders

Justin Hughes CEO

Justin Hughes, CEO

Justin is a former military fighter pilot, has founded several entrepreneurial ventures, worked as a senior manager in a global corporate, and consulted on building high-perf organisations to Microsoft, UN and Mercedes F1. He holds master’s degrees from London Business School (MBA) and Cambridge (International Relations).

Gary Devine, CSO

Gary Devine, CSO

As Chief Scientific Officer, Gary leads NetZeroNitrogen’s laboratory team and research and development programme. Gary has held scientific leadership roles at Elis UK (microbiology), Vectura Group (medical devices) and Azotic Technologies (agritech) and holds a PhD in plant biology (Nottingham).
Alan Burbidge, COO

Alan Burbidge, COO

Alan is Operations Director of the Synthetic Biology Research Centre-Nottingham and currently a part-time COO for NZN; he has wide experience in patents and the licensing and commercialization of scientific innovation, with specific experience of NZN’s biological domain. Alan has a PhD in plant molecular biology.

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Proof-of-concept Field Trials Commenced on Farm Sites
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