Pure fertilizers enables safe and sustainable agriculture
We believe it's important that fertilizers used for agriculture are safe to use when it comes to contents of heavy metals, pathogens and medical residue. Phosphate rock (raw material for phosphorus fertilizers) can contain impurities, such as, high levels of cadmium and uranium. Impurities are today not separated during the production process and end up in the phosphorus fertilizer products. A heavy metal, such as, cadmium that accompanies phosphorus fertilizers from for example phosphate-mines in Morocco (world's largest deposits of phosphate rock) have proven to be toxic for human health and is one of six substances banned by the European Union's Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. Recent data from epidemiological studies suggest that intake of cadmium through diet are associated with a higher risk of developing endometrial, breast and prostate cancer as well as to osteoporosis in humans.
Our starting points when we created the Ash2Phos process was that our fertilizer products need to be:
- A product that agriculture want and use today
- Pure and safe to use
- Delivering high plant availability
- Able to be used for precision fertilizing
We have made a comparison between the Ash2Phos product and the products from competing technologies below.