Denmark Proposes CE Marking Requirement for Urease Inhibitors in Fertilizers
Denmark is proposing new requirements for the use of fertilizers in agriculture, with the aim of reducing ammonia emissions and protecting the environment. The proposed changes relate to the use of artificial fertilizers containing urea-based nitrogen and the addition of urease inhibitors to these fertilizers.
Urease inhibitors are chemical additives that can be mixed with fertilizers to slow down or prevent the natural process of urea hydrolysis. This process releases ammonia gas into the atmosphere, which can contribute to air pollution and other environmental problems. By inhibiting this process, urease inhibitors can help to reduce the amount of ammonia emissions resulting from fertilizer use.
Under the proposed regulations, urease inhibitors added to fertilizers containing urea-based nitrogen will be required to be CE marked, ensuring that the product is labeled with a dosage that ensures better environmental effects. The regulations will replace the current statutory order on farm enterprises' usage of fertilizers and will come into force on August 1, 2024.
The proposed regulations are currently open for comment for a period of 60 days from notification. The Danish Standards body is responsible for providing texts of the draft regulations and can be contacted for further information.