Israeli specialty minerals firm ICL (TASE: ICL: NYSE: ICL) has introduced the launch of ego.x managed launch urea, a quickly biodegradable launch expertise designed for open discipline agriculture.
This modern resolution is achieved via a coating, which is able to assist farmers maximize agricultural crop efficiency whereas additionally limiting environmental impression, by decreasing nutrient loss and by rising nutrient use effectivity as much as 80%. The discharge expertise additionally permits for elevated or related yields with lowered fertilizer charges, may also help scale back the quantity and quantity of nitrogen functions, and gives constant and predictable nutrient launch.
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Eqo.x launch expertise is the primary providing available in the market to supply a managed launch fertilizer (CRF) coating for urea, which biodegrades extra quickly, and was particularly designed to fulfill future European fertilizer requirements set to enter impact in 2026. The brand new expertise shall be utilized to ICL’s CRF merchandise for agricultural crops, together with its Agromaster and Agrocote manufacturers, and can assist obtain a discount in nutrient losses. This achievement is a key software of each the European Farm to Fork technique and the EU Soil Technique for 2030, which goal to scale back nutrient loss by at the least 50% by 2030.
ICL modern ag options president Elad Aharonson mentioned, “ICL is proud to introduce our most superior CRF coating, eqo.x quickly biodegrading launch expertise, which is able to each assist regulate the discharge of vitamins each day – by responding to every crops’ particular wants – and end in greater nutrient use effectivity. Our modern, sustainable, new expertise will present precision diet via a coating, which biodegrades extra quickly, and helps enhance yield, scale back nutrient loss and simplify fertilizer software. Not solely will this profit farmers, it should additionally assist the atmosphere, as it should vastly scale back the leaching of vitamins into each the soil and groundwater, when in comparison with standard fertilizers.”
ICL expects to have this modern, new coating prepared for EU farmers by 2023 and is investing $20 million in a brand new manufacturing line for eqo.x launch expertise at its Heerlen facility within the Netherlands.
Revealed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on September 5, 2022.
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