North Dakota Patent of the Month – March 2023

The demand for controlled and slow release fertilizers is increasing rapidly in an effort to meet the growing demand for food. The use of these fertilizers is seen as a way to improve sustainability, reduce fertilizer waste, and ensure optimal nutrient supply to plants. However, traditional coated fertilizers can be problematic, both in terms of their environmental impact and the high cost of manufacturing. That’s where Renuvix LLC comes in.

Renuvix is a leading innovator in sustainable fertilizer coatings. The company uses biodegradable materials to create coatings that are both effective and environmentally friendly. By using natural materials like starches and cellulose, Renuvix can create coatings that break down harmlessly in the soil, eliminating the need for costly cleanup and reducing the impact on the environment.

Renuvix’s coatings are also highly effective. They can be used to address urea hydrolysis and/or nitrification, ensuring that nutrients are available to plants for an extended period of time. This helps to improve the efficiency of fertilizer use, reducing the amount of fertilizer required to achieve the same yield. The result is not only more sustainable agriculture but also cost savings for farmers.

The company’s coatings are versatile and can be used with a range of fertilizers, including sulfur-coated urea (SCU), which is one of the most widely used controlled-release fertilizers. In fact, Renuvix’s coatings have been shown to prolong the release of nitrogen from SCU, resulting in better field performance.

Renuvix’s coatings are also biocompatible, meaning they won’t harm beneficial soil microbes or other organisms. This is an important consideration for sustainable agriculture, as the health of the soil ecosystem is critical to the long-term success of any farming operation.

As regulations on plastics in agriculture become more stringent, these biodegradable coatings are well-positioned to meet the needs of farmers and agribusinesses looking for sustainable solutions. The company’s coatings are not only effective and environmentally friendly but also cost-competitive, making them an attractive option for farmers around the world.

Renuvix is a technology company with a unique set of patented and patent-pending technologies with significant performance advantages over other technologies currently on the market. Renuvix has broad and extensive industrial and research experience in product and process development and manufacturing.

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