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On This Day – August 27 : German chemist Carl Bosch was born on this day in 1874

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His work transformed agriculture and industry. He co-developed the Haber-Bosch process, a method of fixing nitrogen using high pressure chemistry. Today this consumes more than 1% of the energy on Earth and is responsible for feeding around 30% of its population.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar