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Belgium: Fertilisers Euro Chem and Aphea.Bio Sign R&D Contract

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

Under the agreement, both the companies will collaborate to develop future fertiliser technologies. The research is expected to use data from scientific field trials at 10 different locations across Europe.

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The next-generation fertiliser technologies will be designed to significantly boost the take-up of key nutrients by plants.
The next-generation fertiliser technologies will be designed to significantly boost the take-up of key nutrients by plants.
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Ghent/Belgium – Euro Chem Group, a leading global fertiliser producer, and Belgium-based biotechnology company Aphea.Bio has recently announced the signing of a research and development agreement.

The agreement will see the two companies collaborate on the development of next-generation fertiliser technologies designed to significantly boost the take-up of key nutrients by plants. The research will utilise data and samples from scientific field trials at 10 different locations all over Europe. Euro Chem, with the recent launch of potash mining became one of the three companies in the world to produce fertilisers in all three primary nutrient categories. It is also developing enhanced efficiency and slow-release fertilisers that are optimised for different soil conditions.

These help improve yields and enable farmers to grow more crops from the same amount of land, this is vital as the world’s population continues to grow. The increased nutrient uptake also minimises losses to the environment.

Commercial terms of the agreement between the two companies have not been disclosed.

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