Sustaining Human Life in 2050
In 1909 Fritz Haber, a German chemist, invented a process for nitrogen fixation into ammonia. Then, Haber and his associate Carl Bosch pioneered a new commercial technology and for the production of ammonia, as a primary ingredient for plant food. This process is known as the Haber-Bosch process, which is now responsible for growing about half of the world’s food. It was one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Without it, 30-40% of the world’s population would not be alive.
Early this year, in an article published by Meister Media Worldwide 2013, Ford West President of the Fertilizer Institute said, “that there are signs, though that the day is closer than ever before, when famine could be eliminated. Untold numbers of smart people are applying themselves to developing the science of crop production all around the world. Advances in crop genetics, plant health, and production technology all contribute to the ability of modern agriculture to produce more than ever before. But, in the midst of that progress, it is still fertilizer that feeds the world. Without the fertilizer industry and the research that helps it fulfill its vital role, food and fiber production per acre could be reduced by as much as half”.
The question that we need to ask ourselves today! Are we on the way to global prosperity? In our views, the world should expect gloomier days than those days preceded the time of Haber and Bosch. Unlike the earlier days of the last century, we are now witnessing serious depletion of global fossil energy reserves, while the world is facing massive increase in its population by five (5) folds between 1900 and 2050!
This article briefly reflects the understanding of MIK Technology Company of Houston Texas of the serious dilemma that we are currently experiencing. As well as this company’s desire to share in finding a solution to a daunting terminal problem. This emerging Technology Company is adopting new approach in renewable technology development, taking into consideration all the means that sustain human welfare in 2050 and beyond.