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