INNOVATION

At the forefront of innovation

Research, development and innovation is the roadmap for our growth and a founding principle in everything we do. It is and will always differentiate us from our competitors.

For almost four decades our main objective has been to stay one step ahead, explore new paths, innovate and be different. For this reason, R&D&I are for us a commitment to the future. It is a promise to try to solve the main problems that affect the agri-food sector and therefore our society.

Thanks to a large annual investment in research and our professionals in the R&D department, at Fertinagro Biotech we can boast of already having almost 150 technological patents registered nationally and internationally, while we continue to develop essential projects for the adaptation of the farmer to the new regulatory frameworks.

These projects focus on the development of new products and processes that minimize the use of economic resources used in agriculture, placing special emphasis on the development of efficient fertilisers that increase crop yields using renewable resources.
MILLION EUROS
ANNUAL INVESTMENT IN R&D&I
COLABORATIONS
WITH RESEARCH CENTRES
PROJECTS
CERTIFIED BY THE CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (CDTI) IN THE LAST 15 YEARS
ONGOING
RESEARCH
PROJECTS
NATIONAL
AND INTERNATIONAL PATENTS

Cutting edge facilities

The most advanced laboratories in the sector

Our constant commitment to research has allowed us to be at the forefront of innovation, having the most complete and advanced agronomic and biotechnological laboratories in the sector, where the fertilisers of the future are developed.

The development of R&D testing is centralized at the C.I.B.A located in Utrillas, Teruel, where we have a physical-chemical analysis laboratory and a molecular biology laboratory where our latest acquisitions represent an important revolution in the field of biotechnology. In it we carry out metagenomic studies with which we are able to sequence the genome of the different microorganisms present in the soil and, therefore, see the characteristics of their microbiological composition.

We also have a plant physiology laboratory with NIRS technology for the analysis of raw materials and mineral fertilisers at the Teruel plant.

C.I.B.A: The largest agrotechnology laboratory in Europe

At the C.I.B.A in Utrillas (Teruel) we have a production capacity of 10,000 litres through aseptic fermentation, a metagenomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics laboratory, to provide personalised services for the production of bioproducts.
We develop biotechnological processes for the manufacture of metabolites, enzymes, biopolymers and different microbial products.
We carry out omic analysis for the determination of phytobiomes, proteomics and metabolomics of soils, plants, water and natural resources.
We analyse the metagenomics of soils, plants, water, animal and plant by-products.

Research as the basis of a good fertilisation strategy

  • Soil sampling

    • First, after a preliminary study of the characteristics of the land and the evolution of the crop through remote sensing, soil samples are taken from the plot to be studied.

  • DNA isolation

    • In the laboratory, we homogenize the subsamples, screen them and prepare them for the different analyzes to be carried out, isolating the microbial DNA using specific extraction techniques.

  • Sequencing

    • With the MiSeq massive DNA sequencer, we obtain information on the specific genomic sequences of soil microorganisms to later process them.


  • Assembly

    • Using bioinformatic tools, the results are interpreted and a reliable picture of the diversity and structure of microbial populations is obtained.


  • Identification

    • From the photograph obtained during the previous phases of analysis (sequencing and assembly) we will carry out the interpretation of these results.


  • Prescription Nutrient Plan

    • Thanks to the information obtained in the evaluation of the biological component of the soil, we can design exclusive and high-precision fertilization plans for each specific ecosystem.


Colaboration with institutions

Research agreements

  • University of Zaragoza (UZ)
  • University of Barcelona (UB)
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)
  • Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
  • Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)
  • Institute of Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology (IBMCP)
  • Institute of Animal Science and Technology (ICTA-UPV)
  • Institute of Agro-Food Research and Technology (IRTA)
  • Centre for Edaphology and Applied Biology of Segura (CEBAS-CSIC)
  • Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption (CIRCE)
  • Animal Technology Research Centre (CITA-IVIA)
  • Aula Dei Science and Technology Park Foundation
  • Socio activos de la Plataforma BIOVEGEN (Plataforma Tecnológica de Biotecnología Vegetal).

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  • Socio industrial del partenariado público-privado BBI (Bio-Based Industries)

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  • Patrono del PCTAD (Parque Científico Tecnológico Aula Dei)

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  • Miembro de la Fundación CIRCE (Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos)

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  • Miembro del BIC (BioBased Industries Consortium)

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Registered patents

We currently have 147 registered patents aimed at improving soil fertility, the nutritional efficiency of our fertilisers and the yield of our farmers’ crops, and always with sustainability in mind. Do you want to know them?
Infinite Natural Nutrition: thousands of millions of microorganisms working for you

THE SUPPLY OF PREBIOTICS ACTIVATES THE POPULATIONS OF AZOTOBACTER, PSEUDOMONAS AND BACILLUS MICROORGANISMS, BOTH AT FOLIAR AND EDAPHIC LEVELS, AND INCREASES THEIR DIVERSITY.

ACTIVATION OF AZOTOBACTER ACHIEVES A ¬XATION AND ASSIMILATION EFFECT OF ATMOSPHERIC NITROGEN BOTH AT THE FOLIAR AND ROOT LEVELS

STIMULATION OF PSEUDOMONAS AND BACILLUS NATURALLY UNLOCKS AND SOLUBILIZES LARGE AMOUNTS OF PHOSPHORUS AND POTASSIUM PRESENT IN THE SOIL, TRANSFORMING THESE UNITS INTO ASSIMILABLE BY CULTIVATION

AZO-N® TECHNOLOGY IS ENRICHED WITH THE PHYTOALEXIN PRECURSOR THAT ENHANCES THE SYNTHESIS OF THIS MOLECULE BY PLANTS AND ACTS AS THE PLANT'S NATURAL DEFENSE AGAINST STRESS SITUATIONS, AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE EXUDATES GENERATED BY BACTERIAL ACTIVITY HAVE EFFECTS FUNGISTATIC AND NEMATOSTATIC

Shared knowledge

Main ongoing projects

EUROPEAN PROJECTS IN CONSORTIUM WITH OTHER ENTITIES

AGRIMAX aims to demonstrate the potential of waste from fruit and vegetable products such as tomatoes, potatoes, olives or cereals to help increase the sustainability of the sector at a European level.

EMBRACED circular model of integrated biorefinery based on the valorisation of the cellulosic fraction of post-consumer Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) waste towards the production of bio-based building blocks, polymers and fertilisers.

FETIMANURE is the perfect example of the circular economy model through the use of organic waste from livestock manure to make fertiliser. (Tell Alex that it says FETIMANURE, it is missing the R).

BIOSCHAMP is developing an alternative sustainable substrate and biostimulant that will reduce the dependence on and use of pesticides and will contribute to improve productivity, sustainability and profitability in Europe.

SEA2LAND will work on the improvement and adaptation of nutrient recovery technologies to produce biofertilisers from by-products of fish processing and aquaculture.

PESTNU Field testing and demonstration of digital and spatial technologies with agroecology and organic practices in systemic innovation. The Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas - CERTH (Lead).

CHALLENGES-COLLABORATION NATIONAL PROJECTS LED BY FERTINAGRO BIOTECH

FERTILIGENCE innovative fertilisers to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture and development of a standard to assess the sustainability of agro-ecosystems.

PLANT REMAINS Reduction of the ecological footprint of slurry through sustainable treatment, to reduce the environmental cost generated by farms, making them more sustainable, contributing to improving the environmental health of nearby populations, (it will reduce the volatilisation of ammonia and other sources of nitrogen). Quantification of the percentage reduction of emissions and development of a new, more sustainable and efficient fertiliser).

Fertinagro Biotech (coordinator), Terraibérica Desarrollos, Porcino de Teruel and Crianzas Campovivo, as well as UPM, UPV and UNIZAR.

PEPTIDES Development of a new method for the classification and assessment of plant biostimulants. Fertinagro Nutrigenia, University of Barcelona.

NATIONAL PROJECTS DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH OTHER BUSINESS GROUPS

CIEN MEDKIDS Research and development of new food products for the improvement of a healthy basket of children’s food. The development of a hybrid protein snack -vegetable and animal-, that the child consumer likes and with which it is intended to prevent obesity in children.

CIEN INSECTUM exploitation of urban by-products and bio-waste through bio-conversion with insects for the generation of innovative products in strategic sectors.

CIEN LOWPH-WINE Study of new factors related to the soil, the plant and the oenological microbiota that influence the acidity balance of wines and their guarantee of quality and stability in hot climates. Large wineries are participating, e.g. Pago de Carraovejas, Bodegas Barbadillo, Agrotecnologías Naturales, Agrovin, Vitis Navarra, Bodegas Roda,

PROJECTS IN WHICH FERTINAGRO BIOTECH PARTICIPATES AS A PARTNER

NITRIFICATION Development of new natural strategies to inhibit the nitrification process. UPM, UB.

EcoCalCit Cytosolic Ecological Calcium. INTIA, CNTA.

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