In the late 1990s and early 2000s, scientists at the TU Dresden in Germany invented a powerful soil enhancer based on modified lignite. Novihum Technologies was founded in 2012 to bring the revolutionary product to the market. Venture capital partners and the European Union financially supported our efforts to develop a continuous production process and bring this revolutionary product to market.
ton-per-year industrial production
plant in Dortmund
employees work at Novihum Technologies
across three countries
years of scientific research, discovery
and product development
We’re passionate about soils, helping people around the globe grow perfect crops. Our employees are field experts with years of industry experience.
Extremely successful customer adoption, proved by academic and commercial trials, prompted us to scale up our production. Between 2019 and 2021, we will expand the facilities in Dortmund, increasing annual production to 10,000 tons. In 2022 and beyond, we are looking to build production sites in other countries.
Additionally, we are continuing our research to find new products and methods
with one single focus: to make soil better.
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