The Bezos’ Earth Fund Will Like Exactrix?
 How and why is a new energy era happening?
Why are we entering the greatest era of environmental regulation and storage of Green House Gas, or CO2, N2O and CH4.  

If the goal is make a lot of money you have come to right spot.
                               Wind Power Cost reached 1.7 cents per KWH. Solar Array hits 1.3 cents per KWH in early 2020.

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Exactrix has new and better ways to make Ammonia and Apply with Stabilized TAPPKTS with Micros like Zinc and Manganese.

Less is More and Agricultural GHG can be controlled with Exactrix Technology.


How is GHG controlled? Can two pictures tell the story?

  • A simple picture tells the story. Winter wheat crop is propagated with No-tillage of the soil and is shown during the winter period a growing crop is fertilized with Exactrix® TAPPKTS and No-tillage, P-51C Mustang openers.

  • The application rate is at least ½ of the university top dressed fertilizer recommendation. With TAPPKTS plus micros the highest quality performance is due to timing, uniformity, positional availability, nutrient chemistry and No-tillage into growing roots.

  • The lowest GHG emission is Exactrix/Yielder® No-Tillage Systems for application of Anhydrous Ammonia, and Poly Phosphate with Thio Sulfates of Potash, plus micros.

                                                               What is TAPPS and TAPPKTS?

                                                                                    Who invented it?

                                                                                                     Does it really work that well?


How did Exactrix® come up with this patented process?  Is The Process Unknown or Known?

  • A super high nutrient blended uniformity, at 1% application CV at NH3 liquid injection pressure to 300 PSI.
    The soil slot or the soil vertical column of nutrient has the highest crop availability and requires the least amount of NPKS.
  •  140-20-20-20S-2M   TAPPPKTS plus micros. A 300 bushel per acre irrigated corn rate would be 140 N (Ammonium), 20 P (Poly), 20K (KTS®),  20S (KTS®, Thio-sul®), 20S (KTS®), 2 Micro, Zn, Mn, Fe, Cu, B, Mo.
  • Above the ground line you can see how the crystals look?  Exactrix® TAPPS is shown in a cotton rotation with corn at Amarillo, Texas.  It is true that our best soils come alive in a more natural system.
  • Commercial nutrients become crop stimulants at correct rates with Exactrix. Exactrix TAPPKTS is not the old fashioned plant food as originally promoted by the fertilizer manufacturers like Cominco.



Nebraska high speed banding in hybrid seed corn production at Shelton, NE.
Bands of TAPPS and TAPPKTS go deep into the soil in No-tillage production of hybridized seed corn.  

So What Is The Problem?
Three Green House Gases or GHG are major agricultural problems and are greatly reduced by following the following the design criteria of Exactrix Global Systems proposed by Guy J Swanson.  

CO2, Carbon Dioxide is reduced by storing carbon in the soil by using No-tillage. Crop Nutrients and seed are placed in the soil without a lifting of the soil exposing rapid oxidation of the soil stored carbon into the atmosphere.  

N2O, Nitrous Oxide is a heavy player in the emissions by top dressed commercial fertilizer since it damages the Ozone layer. It is now known that Thio-sulfates like Thio-Sul® and KTS® keep the NH4 or ammonium as ammonium when placed deep in the soil with Exactrix Vertical Vermiculated Bands of NPKS.

CH4, Methane is emitted and from fossil fuels and degradation of manures applied at the soil surface or improperly processed.  Manures must be banded to improve GHG and Methane emission.

A special note from Wikipedia:   Nitrous oxide occurs in small amounts in the atmosphere, but has been found to be a major scavenger of stratospheric ozone, with an impact comparable to that of CFCs. It is estimated that 30% of the N2O in the atmosphere is the result of human activity, chiefly agriculture.[4] Being the third most important long-lived greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide substantially contributes to global warming.[5]

In 2020 commercial hybrid corn has a bright future with 100 million acres of production proposed.

About 25% of North America’s high value land mass of soil storing carbon acres will have corn growing upon the land absorbing CO2.

Ethanol does out compete gasoline, 5 more years it will be 50% of gasoline’s GHG Emissions.

A National Report finds ethanol has lower emissions than gasoline, 43% lower and about 2% per year lower to 2022.

Don’t forget NH3 has the lowest carbon footprint of all commercial nitrogen fertilizers in production of corn for Ethanol.

Two Big Gains, Better Yields and Less Nutrients, such as Exactrix TAPPS in VRT-Site Specific Application at crystalline chemistry depths of 7 inches.

A fresh report, A Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Based Ethanol, has found that GHG emissions associated with corn-based ethanol in the United States are about 43% lower than gasoline when measured on an energy-equivalent basis.

The report, prepared for the USDA Climate Change Program Office by ICF, found greater life cycle GHG benefits from corn ethanol than a number of earlier studies did, driven by improvements in ethanol production. No doubt Exactrix contributes greatly for all owners across the Corn Belt.  


Farmers are producing corn more efficiently and using conservation practices that reduce GHG emissions, including reduced tillage and No-tillage.

Mustang Openers help by banding deep to 7 inches in No-tillage.

Cover crops help make high speed application possible with improved nitrogen management.

Exactrix TAPPS formulators require .583 lbs. N instead of 1.1 lbs. N as per the University recommendation.


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Agriculture can make a major contribution to reducing CO2 Carbon Dioxide, CH4 Methane, and N20 Nitrous Oxide emissions.

  • Producers of commodity crops can drastically reduce GHG emissions by using Exactrix Technology to Stabilize Nitrogen as NH4 and slowing  or  stopping the conversion to  nitrate.
  • Agricultural can make ammonia locally to conserve and provide energy with very low emission using wind power.  
  • We can raise good crops….and make a good living and save the planet with accurate placement of nutrients and doing it No-till.

“The best way to reduce GHG emissions is to not use as much fertilizer and diesel power, to stop applying fertilizer to the surface of the soil, and place the fertilizer as deep as it can go without tearing up the soil and releasing CO2 and N2O.”

Nitrogen Fertilizer provides 39% of the Energy Input in corn.  

Reducing use of Nitrogen.  Economic use efficiency can be improved at least 50% with Exactrix® uniformity and dual product TAPPS and TAPPKTS banding deep in the top soil and away from the oxidation environment.  Yields greatly improve.

The next mystery is N2O, Nitrous Oxide emission which is inside the conversion of NH4 to mobile nitrate. Exactrix allows for NH4 to be absorbed directly into the formation of plant amino acids and proteins.

In fact less Exactrix NH4 is required and this is why neutralizing lime requirements are eventually reduced.  

The purpose of TAPPS and TAPPKTS is to create a vertical band of Ammonium, (Nitrogen) or NH4+ positive valence. The crop can then directly absorb NH4 which the crop prefers over soil mobile NO3. This statement is especially true early in the plants life.  Exactrix TAPPKTS plus Micros slows down and or delays the bacteria.

The Exactrix TAPPKTS plus Micros is applied in a very deep soil slot (3/8 inch width x 9 inch deep) and in a very limited soil area of about .5% to 1% of the top 1 foot to top soil depending on the rotation.

The Exactrix process is a lot different than the old pressure reducing NH3 systems which spread or bow tie the application with a shank tillage effect and never going really deep in the soil  

Denitrification is inside the step to NO2- nitrate and eventually to negative valence NO3- or mobile nitrate. The GHG, N2O or Nitrous Oxide can be released in this denitrification process that has limited oxygen available to make nitrite NO2 and nitrate NO3.  

Keeping certain soil bacteria, (nitrous Ammonias and Nitrobacteria) that operate under these very wet soil conditions under control is accomplished by the known chemistry of Thio-sulfates and Micros. The micros, Zn, Cu, Mn, B and Fe are well known to stop the propagation of bacterial and fungus blooms.

Exactrix vermiculated vertical bands of TAPPKTS at depths to 9 inches parches the nitrobacteria by using Thio-Sulfates such as Thio-Sul® or KTS® and anti-bacterial metals like Zinc, Mn and Cu to shield and protect the highly crop available state of crop preferred ammonium NH4.

NH4 is ammonium and the growing plant prefers ammonium to make amino acids and proteins. At soil pH above 7.8 and below 6.2 pH it is well know how important it is keep calcium and aluminum from sequestering nutrients like highly reactive placed phosphate. The triple super ammonization or crystallization of these Ammonium Poly Phosphates or 10-34-0 is critical.

TAPPKTS works very well at high a low soil pH to develop a powerful and economic crop.

For certain the deep placement of Mustang Yielder® blade provides the root target for up 15 inches of soil width (nominal rooting column) when placed at the 7.5 inch depth. 

The vertical band receives a balance of Sulfur products (Ammonium Thio-sulfates, Thio-Sul® 12-0-0-26S and Potassium Thio-sulfates, KTS®, 0-0-26-17S) and metal nutrients like Zn, Mn, Cu, B, Fe, Mo to keep the nitrous-ammonias and nitrobacteria from converting the banded products to the aerosol GHG N2O, nitrous oxide, and the negative valence or soil mobile Nitrate, NO3.

By banding and using No-tillage openers (24 to 26 inch dia.) to a depth of 6 inches to 9 inches the conversion to N20 (A powerful GHG) and to mobile nitrate (wetting front mobility), NO3 can be greatly avoided using timing and a powerful and healthy crop root system from No-tillage.

Proper soil drainage is also required to reduce denitrification.

Manufacturing NH3 Locally,  Exactrix Review of Power Costs.
 The Lowest is Idaho at 8 cents.

The Great Plains Reporter has news based on cost per KWH or Kilowatts Per Hour. 

  • The average cost is 12 cents  per KWH at the consumer level across the country.
  • The highest cost is 33 cents in Hawaii.
  • Idaho is lowest cost in the nation at 8 cents and mainly older hydro power plants, wind, coal and some nuclear.  
  • Washington cost is 8.2 cents and mainly hydro power, nuclear and some wind.
  • Nebraska cost is 9 cents with coal and minor amounts of hydro, nuclear and wind.
  • Kansas cost is 10.5 cents per KW.

If you own a used Caterpillar Gen Set, a 40 year old D-399 at 1,000 KW you can make power with diesel for about 3.5 cents per KWH.

But the low break mean effective pressure engine, and also the low rpm design wears out eventually.  So the producer will need to find another used hospital standby Gen set, D-399 that was built in Mossville, IL in 1975.  

If your goal is 40,000 hours before rebuild….A natural gas version of the 399 will go to 40,000 hours if it burns very clean, natural gas as a G-399. But you will need at least two G-399, V-16 engines since they are derated to 650 hp each compared to the diesel D-399, Marine rating.  

Since the G-399, V-16 engines will probably not run more than 1,800 to 2,200 hours per year. The engine design of G-399 has solved the uptime problem for about 18 to 20 years.  



Big Cat Gens also require maintenance. A man must be dedicated to the engine….about 20 hours per month….or 240 hours per year.  

So for a big center pivot operator (100 pivots) can make power including some infrastructure for the power transmission to the electric driven pumps for about 4.5 cents per KWH. 

Normally on site power with very clean Natural Gas will make a big difference. Full power may not be required more than 20% of the time over 3 months seasonal use.  

This is the reason the petroleum miners are not using or fueling flare gas and making power in the shale fields of ND and Texas.  

The mined flare gas has impurities requiring a cleanup at a centralized processing plant like the Jayhawk Processing plant at the Hugoton Gas Field at Ulysses, KS.  The KWH price average is calculated for each state.


For sure,  Wind Power is gaining and bulk rates are low as 2 cents per KWH….but not always reliable. As reported by Proton Ventures Dubai has now accomplished a major shift in economics. Wind Power at 1.7 KWH was accomplished in 2019.  

This is where the NH3 battery comes in to absorb the fluctuation of the wind vs. the demand. A large  accumulator is required for storage and that becomes NH3 for power and for food.   

Note: The Kellogg single train compressors may need to be phased out due to more localized needs and varying wind speeds.

Smaller NH3 multiple train compressors may be required to process NH3.   

NH3 is a great place to store power under pressure or refrigerated at atmospheric pressure in very large non-pressure vessels.    Bigger Windmills.  

Why Anhydrous Ammonia is a power source? A good article is included from the Scientific American.

Note: If enough local wind powered plants were built NH3 could be priced at 42 cents per gallon or about
10 cents per lb. of N.

This would break the Oligarchy of NH3 on the Great Plains due to local delivery and alternate use of NH3 for power.

No more Mega Scale, 3,300 ton per day NH3 plants would remain be on the drawing board for Agricultural NH3 but maybe for marine power at seaports and serious pipeline delivery for stored power.

Locally Priced at Your Farm Site at 10 cents per pound of N.

Wind Power can make a big difference. The Cost of nutrients may return to the early 2,000 era at $120 to $150 per ton of NH3 by 2030.

NPKS nutrients priced in the 8 cent to 9 cent range as the power costs come way down.


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Windmills helped the pioneers settle the Great Plains.

The windmill population of a different scale is coming back wherever you go in the USA and Canada

As a crop nutrient NH3 (80% total built is Agricultural) has the lowest carbon foot print of any fertilizer.

And NH3 when built from wind power and hydro power has the ability to help stabilize the climate.

  • About 3% of all the Natural gas mined is used to build NH3. A minor part of the Natural Gas market but significant on the Great Plains because of the stranded Natural Gas.
  • No-tillage farming systems applying NH3 help to store the carbon. 
  • Tillage of agricultural soils releases tremendous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere.
  • Diesel powered pickups will soon be using NH3/Diesel injection mix for more power, longer engine life and cleaner burning without def fluid.  
  • In 2016 176 million tonnes of NH3 was produced. One of the most common inorganic compounds produced in the world.
  • Production of NH3 is led by China at 31.9% and the USA at 7%.

If windmills can make electrical power for 2 cents per KW (Scientific American Report included),  then Anhydrous Ammonia should be made from syn gas (pure hydrogen). Pure syngas built by means of electrolysis is now competitive on a local basis.  

PUD’s or Public Power companies should be making NH3 and not necessarily farmer owned Coops it appears. 

A very big plus is local manufacture of the NH3 with a changing world demand for food and power.  

Thus a slight shift away from natural gas making syngas (pure hydrogen) and more chances to make a dual functional product that transports as Heavy Hydrogen, NH3,  in lower cost carbon steel pressure vessels and fabricated carbon steel pipelines.  

Norway started with dams powered hydrolysis, The TVA started with dam powered hydrolysis. Norwegian Yara seems to think that hydro works. Yara has been using Electrolysis to build NH3 since 1911.   Yara is the largest of all manufacturers of NH3 in the world.  

“Anhydrous Ammonia becomes a storage battery for wind and water power. NH3 is utilized to make power around the world.”   

NH3 is totally clean burning, a non-carcinogen,  and in most cases except for agriculture , a clean nitrogen returns to the atmosphere where it came from.  

NH3 is now planned for ocean shipping engine power due to low emissions and a condensed power package.  

It will not be long before your Cat diesel engine will run on 30% NH3   Def fluid (urea) is not required.  

Your new Caterpillar baseball cap will say. Caterpillar, Diesel/NH3 Power.  

Or in Washington, Caterpillar/Water Power. Or in Kansas, Caterpillar/Wind Power.  

Mariah may not be the monster of the Great Plains but a gift from God just like the Columbia River.

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The fastest growth in the world in NH3 is in the United States.

A tremendous CO2 and NO2 output in China, A big problem is facing China building almost 4 times more ammonia and 80% is coal fired ammonia and top dressed urea.

Reducing GHG is job one of Exactrix and Exactrix owners. Both CO2 and NO2 can be reduced to miniscule amounts from 40% to 5% to 15% Exactrix TAPPKTS Deep Banding No-Tillage, Technique.

Crop Rotations often determine how low we can go on GHG. 



Small scale ammonia production

Proton Ventures is able to design a small-scale ammonia plant with the NFUEL unites. As a feedstock for this ammonia production electricity produced from renewable sources (wind turbines, PV) can be used. This new concept makes it possible to produce green decentralized ammonia which can be further used as:

  • Nitrogen carrier (fertilizer)

  • "MsoNormal" align="left"> Hydrogen carrier

  • Energy storage

  • FUEL

As a basic design Proton Ventures offers three different capacities (see table). Within the range of the capacities Proton Ventures deals with the supply and demand of the energy market in order to produce decentralized ammonia.


Exactrix® Mustang, TAPPKTS Formulators apply NH3 at pressures to 300 PSI and combine flows with APP, ATS, KTS and micros.  

  • The Exactrix® NH3 becomes 166% more crop effective in No-tillage farming with precision.  
  • No-Tillage in combination with Exactrix reduces the need for nitrogen.
  • Rotational Band Loading of TAPPKTS at 7 to 8 inch depths is possible with Mustang Openers. 

You need to know that every third ammonia plant in production of NH3 for agriculture is not required with Exactrix® TAPPKTS injected deep in the soil.

Good News, Why is Ammonia Going to $1,000 per ton. Ammonia Pricing,
 Not a Problem with Exactrix Technology and Storage.

Why is ammonia going to $1,000 per ton or 61 cent N.  

Because it went to $800 per ton previously.  

Your best bet is still Exactrix.  

Natural Gas Pricing in Million BTU  

Koch Bros. made Exactrix TAPPS formulators a really good decision for the top producers in Kansas.  

In fact Koch Bros. could be singularly responsible for the Exactrix success story.  

If ammonia was $200 per ton….not many producers would own an Exactrix system….just producers that wanted the top yield.  

So why not get top yield with less invested…and take a 12% greater profit margin.


Natural Gas Wholesale pricing at Henry Hub, OK.   
Very low at $1.85. How low can it go. This pricing stops wind power and nuclear power interest.

Retail Pricing of Ammonia in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. Spring 2020 DTN $496 to $585.


Why don’t producers just build Anhydrous Ammonia themselves like they used to do up to 2005?

Because there is not a competitive climate in Kansas.  Producers need to take control of the manufacturing or just not use as much NH3 as TAPPS.

Natural Gas Pricing has nothing to do with building Ammonia with a 12% profit industry standard.

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Accordingly Natural Gas is now $1.85 per MBTU requiring about $66 of Natural Gas and $15 of electricity to build 1 ton US NH3 at Dodge City, KS. Cost is $81.00 per ton…with about 75 to 80 employees to build 1,000 ton per day.

The wholesale price appears to be about $250.00 per ton at Dodge City and Borger, Texas….So an estimate of 3 x markup to wholesale 1 ton of ammonia and at least 6 to 7 times to get it to the producer.

So for the Ammonia Manufacturing operation at Dodge City, KS 1,000 times $170 is $170,000 per day of pure profit.

So for the Ammonia Retailing system about the same of $170,000 per day to cover the overhead and make a profit.

Now for the philosophy of the non-competitive fertilizer Industry so they do not have to build NH3 storage and reduce their prices….
the role of Urea and the Third World.

Raise the Ammonia Price high enough to force small, (not well capitalized) producers to consider Urea and dry fertilizer spread over the top….with a 30% to 50% loss of surface applied Nitrogen to the environment.  This approach looks a lot like China loosing 2/3 of their Nitrogen to the environment.

In 2019/2020 there are tremendous losses of dry Urea Nitrogen at Dodge City , KS, right next to the ammonia plant….on high pH soils….Coops are spreading dry Urea fertilizer all winter long for Milo production in May of 2020….about 5 to 6 months on top of the high pH soil surface.

This is a very bad practice and promoted by Coops with poor management and paying homage to Koch Bros.

So who makes these decisions to make giant margins when producers are failing,  The Koch Bros in Wichita make this decision…..and nothing to do with producer driven economics and cost of production.

A monopoly in KS…with the closure of the Magellan Pipeline…..Kansas Ammonia Pricing is controlled by Dodge City and Wichita and Nutrient in Borger, Texas.

Plot as solution…..Buy an Exactrix TAPPS formulator system set the tractor controller at .6 of nominal….and put the NH3 producers on notice….you do not need as much NH3 to raise a good crop with TAPPS and TAPPKTS.

And you can raise more with Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS formulators.

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Sub Notes.
If you are well capitalized you can consider your own storage system….which gets Ammonia down to $300 per ton with a 5% to 10% markup for the wholesaler.

If you want to form up about $6 million in capital you can start building your own at 10 ton of NH3 per day.

And furthermore you can use wind power or nuclear power in small 10 megawatt reactors. Or you can use a Cat Generator set.

You can take control…and drive land values up….with Exactrix TAPPS formulators……and TAPPKTS formulators.

Your Great Plains Reporter,

    Guy  J Swanson.
NH3 Efficiency Experts
Exactrix Global Systems

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U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal has reopened as a result of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act. The legislation, signed into law by the President one week ago, provided additional funding for farmers and ranchers and certain other agricultural businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Call your new banker, John Cory, Security West Financial.   (509) 994-8555 You can go off the balance sheet and work with the best using the strength of Farm Credit and others.

John will help you spend about $40,000 annually to make $150,000 more annually by spending only $60 per acre in irrigated production for fertilizer. John understands the cycles of agriculture and how to keep your balance sheet looking good.

At the end of five years you will own a powerful machine that continue to produce good returns having already been paid for at the end of the first year.  You can even apply for your neighbors with a Mustang Tool Bar.

At 1,000 acres of corn, An internal bottom line savings of $750,000 over five years on 5,000 acres of corn.  

An Exactrix Mustang Tool Bar capable of producing $550,000 of internally available funds in five years.   

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