Novozymes and Anuvia Plant Nutrients cooperate on bio-based nutrient technologies
Novozymes, the world’s leading provider of biological solutions, and Anuvia Plant Nutrients, an innovative plant nutrient company, announced that they have partnered to develop a range of combined biotechnologies that will reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers in commercial agriculture.
The resulting products, which could be available as early as next year, mean that farmers need less synthetic fertilizer per hectare, with the same or better harvesting performance and reduce the environmental impact through lower nutrient losses and greenhouse gas emissions. There are no additional costs for the grower, and no changes to current cultivation methods are required.
“By combining Anuvia sustainable products with Novozymes’ advanced biotechnologies, we are changing the paradigm of plant nutrition by making bio-nutrients a standard tool in commercial agriculture,” said Amy Yoder, CEO of Anuvia Plant Nutrients. “Through this partnership, we aim to double the nutritional value of Anuvia products without adding a single unit of synthetic nutrient or increasing the amount used.”
“Novozymes and Anuvia share a vision to provide farmers with innovative and sustainable solutions by using biologics made from naturally occurring materials,” said Thomas Stenfeldt Batchelor, Novozymes’ Vice President for Agriculture Marketing & Strategy. “This partnership will enable the rapid development and use of advanced nutrient technologies to promote sustainable and efficient commercial agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.”
Partnership sees additional advances in nutrient technology
Novozymes and Anuvia will continue to work together to innovate in future generations of organic fertilizers:
- The companies will work together to identify additional microbes and enzymes that could improve the nutritional efficiency of crops and innovate in relation to nutritional efficiency and crop health.
- In a first step, the partnership will combine the microbial phosphate solubilization solutions from Novozymes with the sustainable bio-based fertilizers from Anuvia to improve macronutrient efficiency with a focus on phosphate.
- The partnership provides for several generations of the new technology. The first generation is expected to add up to 10 units of phosphorus. Subsequent generations will aim to replace additional units of macro and micronutrients such as N, P and K.