Bion Environmental files patent for nitrogen fertilizer waste recovery process

Bion Environmental files patent for nitrogen fertilizer waste recovery process.
Bion Environmental Technologies, a provider of advanced livestock waste treatment technology, announced that it has filed a new patent application for a process that recovers a nitrogen-rich, natural, non-synthetic fertilizer product from a livestock waste stream.

The technology will be produced by Bion's next-generation livestock waste treatment technology platform without the use of chemical additives. Bion has retained consultants and is preparing a filing with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for product certification as a natural non-synthetic that can be used in organic production.

The fertilizer contains 12 to 15 percent nitrogen in a solid crystalline form that is water soluble and provides readily-available nitrogen. It contains none of the other salt, iron and mineral constituents of the livestock waste stream, and it is in an industry-standard form that can be precision-applied to crops using existing equipment.

Based on initial market assessments, Bion projects that the product will have market applicability in crop production, horticulture, greenhouse and hydroponic production, and potentially in the retail markets.

Successful OMRI approval for the product's use in organic crop production will provide Bion with access to a higher value market for the product than the synthetic nitrogen markets.

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