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Phospholutions Welcomes James Ortíz as Chief Commercial Officer to Drive Global Expansion

Phospholutions is thrilled to announce the hiring of James Ortíz as Chief Commercial Officer.  With extensive experience in implementing transformative strategies within the global commodity markets, Ortíz will lead the expansion of the RhizoSorb®fertilizer technology platform on a global scale.

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Phospholutions Inc. Appoints Research and Development Vice President to Propel Sustainable Fertilizer Technology

State College, PA, - a leader in sustainable fertilizer technology, is further enhancing global phosphorus utilization through its Next GenerationTMRhizoSorb® fertilizer technology. This commitment to innovation is exemplified by the addition of Dr. Krishna Maruvada, to Phospholutions' leadership team.

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How the U.S. Can Make the Most of Remaining Domestic Phosphorus Reserves

Phosphorus, a vital nutrient for plant life, underpins agricultural production and global food security. But where does this essential element come from? The answer lies in a seemingly unremarkable rock called phosphorus rock, or phosphorite. RhizoSorb is an economical choice for both growers and retailers. “Compared to using MAP or DAP, growers will apply a little less and see about a 10% cost savings on a per acre basis.

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Phospholutions, Inc. expands its executive team

Phospholutions, Inc. expands its executive team with the appointment of Megan Lyman as General Counsel and Bert Frost of CF Industries as Board Chair.

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RhizoSorb® Grower Guarantee: Providing assurance and confidence in The Next Generation of Phosphorus Fertilizer.

The RhizoSorb® Grower Guarantee is designed to empower growers to embrace “The Next Generation of Phosphorus FertilizerTM" with confidence.

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RhizoSorb® Decreases Carbon Emissions by Nearly 50%

Leading Fertilizer Technology Company Phospholutions releases a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) validating the company’s claim to decrease carbon emissions and negative environmental impact in freshwater systems by nearly 50% with RhizoSorb® 8-39-0.

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Phospholutions Raises $10.15M to Accelerate Commercialization of Higher Efficiency Fertilizers

Phospholutions Inc., a pioneer in sustainable fertilizer technology, has announced an additional $10.15M investment from leading global fertilizer companies and investors to accelerate the commercialization of RhizoSorb® in the US row crop market.

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Improving Phosphate Fertilizer Economics with RhizoSorb®

Proper soil nutrient management is a delicate balance between economical fertilizer applications and optimal nutrient delivery. Phospholutions Inc. is changing how growers think about and use phosphorus. Following multiple years of field trial success, RhizoSorb® has proven to optimize phosphorus delivery, preserve yield, and improve grower margins by up to 20%.

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Phospholutions wins the IFA/UM6P Africa AgTech Startup Showcase

Phospholutions has been selected by agricultural industry leaders as the winner of the IFA/UM6P Africa AgTech Startup Showcase at the IFA Annual Conference in Prague. Phospholutions beat seven other startups to secure the grand prize of €20,000, during a competitive, live final round judged by a jury of experts and with voting by Annual Conference delegates.

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Phospholutions Launches RhizoSorb® to US Row Crop Market

Phospholutions Launches RhizoSorb® to US Row Crop Market at Commodity Classicto Help Farmers Optimize Phosphorus Use and Reduce Fertilizer Costs While Preserving Yields

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Phospholutions, Inc. Attracts Additional Capital from Global Ag Companies

Phospholutions Inc., a leader in sustainable fertilizer technology, has announced additional investment from leading global agricultural companies to support commercialization of RhizoSorb in the U.S. row crop market.

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Agritech startup Phospholutions Opens Downtown St. Pete Hub

Agritech company Phospholutions, a sustainable fertilizer startup based in State College, Pennsylvania, has a new hub in St. Petersburg and hopes it will help bolster the area’s agriculture sector.

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Phospholutions Receives $250K Investment in 2022 Radicle Growth Challenge

Radicle Growth selects innovative, early-stage companies for investment, ensuring that disruptive Agtech & Food Tech companies reach their full potential. In addition to providing seed-stage capital, Radicle Growth provides a fertile environment for visionaries in the ag and food space to flourish.

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Phospholutions’ Pauline Welikhe Wins Emerging Scholar Award: “I Want to Contribute to Food and Water Security”

She says her work focused on managing this finite resource is rooted in economic and social advancement for developing countries. “My drive is simple,” she says. “I want to contribute to food and water security.”

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IFA Emerging Scholar Awarded to Dr. Pauline Welikhe

Dr. Welikhe’s research has focused on evaluating phosphorus (P) losses in tile-drained agricultural systems that can help contribute to improved nutrient conservation practice recommendations. She developed environmental indices that can be routinely used to estimate the potential for P loss from fields and applied artificial intelligence to help model P input-output relationships in complex agricultural systems for which there is currently limited understanding.

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farm2050: Coalition Names First Five Nutrient Technology Trial Startups

Farm2050 Nutrient Trialing Platform aims to identify, validate and demonstrate at scale promising technologies in nutrient management and water contamination reduction across broad acre crops, horticulture, and pasture-based dairy in collaboration with agritech investors, farmers, researchers, and startup companies around the globe.

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Phospholutions Raises $10.3 Million in Series A Funding

Phospholutions, Inc., a sustainable fertilizer start-up based in State College, Pennsylvania, has announced $10.3 million in Series A funding led by Continental Grain Company. Other investors include: Tekfen Ventures; Maumee Ventures, LLC, the venture capital subsidiary of The Andersons, Inc.; Ag Ventures Alliance Cooperative; and 1855 Capital.

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Silicon Valley Insider: Phospholutions vs. Phosphorus Pollution

Our featured Silicon Valley Insider is addressing one of the most serious threats to our planet’s coasts and lakes: nutrient pollution. Last week, Phospholutions, a State College, PA-based fertilizer startup, raised up to $1.5m in funding.

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1855 Capital and Maumee Ventures co-lead Investment in Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Company Phospholutions

State College-based 1855 Capital and Maumee Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of The Andersons, Inc., today announced that they have co-led an investment round of up to $1.5 million in the sustainable fertilizer start-up, Phospholutions.

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Startups Share Innovative Solutions

ST. LOUIS – Ag Innovation Showcase celebrated its 10th anniversary in September in St. Louis. Since its inaugural year in 2009, the annual event has featured innovations in the agricultural and food industries through presentations by industry leaders and promising early-stage companies.

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Phospholutions – From Student Project to Thriving Startup

Licensing a technology created in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State startup Phospholutions developed a soil-amendment product called RhizoSorb®. The product aims to reduce phosphorus runoff and enhance plant root depth, decreasing the amount of both water and fertilizer needed to have healthy plants.

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The Generation of the Agripreneur

Over the past five years, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program in the College of Agricultural Sciences has been transforming the way students and faculty members do research--moving great ideas and solutions from the lab to the market.

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