The Secret of Fertile Soils

SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE that brown coal does not have a future. However, the entrepreneurs Aydogan Cengiz and Müfit Tar­han from Humintech believe differently. Their company extracts humic acid from oxidized brown coal and uses it in their agricultural products. In the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Grevenbroich, the industry pioneers and their intercultural team are currently pro­ducing for a global demand. The Diplomatic Magazine spoke with both managers about their beginnings, their award-winning results, their plans for the future, and Goethe.