TECH OFFER

Advanced Materials For Sustainable Agriculture

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Chemicals - Agrochemicals
Life Sciences - Agriculture & Aquaculture
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TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Singapore
ID NUMBER:
TO174547

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

The company helps growers and farmers become more efficient and sustainable in their practices by innovatively solving insect, weed, and diseases problems.

Through applying its proprietary controlled release technology, the company converts a wide range of commercially available actives such as fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, and pesticides into solid, ready-to-use, self-metering dosages that release actives only as needed. When applied, these products enable an overall operational cost reduction of 15-20%, reduce actives consumption by 2-3 times, and reduce application rates by 3-4 times.

The company seeks to co-develop such products with growers and farmers. Once tested and ready for commercialization, it will undertake the local product registration (if required), as well as the manufacture and supply of the products directly to the growers and farmers at a pre-agreed price.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Unique features of the technology:

  • Flexibility allowing simultaneous adoption across diverse actives and application methods
  • Scalable from small batches through mass production
  • Non-invasive toward actives as production is carried out at ambient conditions
  • Water soluble and fully biodegradable, hence environmentally friendly
  • Actives loading up to 80% of product weight, making it highly cost effective

All development and testing methodologies follow FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) and WHO (World Health Organisation) standards and guidelines.

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

The technology is recommended for application in agriculture and could be extended to integrated pest management in urban landscapes.

Through the adoption of the technology, innovative forms of fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides could be developed and commercialized.

The estimated combined market size is USD 350 billion by 2025 (Source: Global Market Insights, Inc, Dec 2020 & Grandview Research Jan 2018), and its effect on modern growing and farming cannot be underestimated.

Benefits

This technology allows growers and farmers to tailor a suite of products for their own use, targeting an improvement in efficiency and sustainability in their practices.

Cases studies show that through adoption of the technology, operating costs are reduced by 15-20%, actives consumption are reduced by 2-3 times, and application rates are reduced by 3-4 times.

Environmental pollution and resistance development in target organisms, due to actives leaching or overdosing, is eliminated. Plantation and farm workers' job satisfaction levels and well-being are improved significantly as their workload is reduced, is made safer, and becomes more efficient and productive.

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