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Energetic and Economic Significance of Uranium in Mineral Phosphorous Fertilizers

  • Ewald Schnug
  • Nils Haneklaus
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Abstract

During the past decade up to 167 t/yr U has been applied to farmland by P fertilization in Germany and this amount would have been sufficient to satisfy the energy demand of 2.4·106 households if U had been extracted previously. This energy source equals the heating value of timber from 5.6·106 ha of forest land. The use of U from P fertilizers is an uncommon contribution of agriculture to climate protection, which has been valued to 1.8 €/kg P when an equivalent value to CO2 emission car tax bands in Germany is assumed.

Keywords

Rock Phosphate Negative Temperature Coefficient Spot Price Fertilizer Product Climate Protection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ewald Schnug
    • 1
  • Nils Haneklaus
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty 2 Life SciencesTechnical University BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Nuclear Technology and Energy Systems (IKE)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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