Essential Nickel

Naturally-occurring, micro-nutrient nickel fundamental in ammonia conversion

B.A. McKean -

Nickel Fertilizer

Successful growth and development of plants needs nickel. That’s partly because nickel is an essential micronutrient in the conversion of urea to ammonia and thus in the mobilization of nitrogen.

Nickel is present in all soils and only a small amount is required for urea conversion, so incidents of nickel defificiency are rare. Some plants, like the pecan tree are especially reliant on the presence of nickel.

Current Issue

Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.