First Fertilizer Factory


1843-first-fertilizer-factory.jpgEnglish entrepreneur and agricultural scientist, John Bennet Lawes develops the first commercial process for producing fertilizer and opens the first fertilizer factory in London. Lawes patented a manure formed by treating phosphates with sulphuric acid.

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