ASX-listed exploration and development company Minbos Resources has lodged an Australian provisional patent application for a new phosphate rock fertilizer blend, with the potential to produce a 100% organic phosphate fertilizer using less reactive phosphate rocks.
Minbos said the new phosphate rock fertilizer blend promotes the early release of phosphate nutrients from phosphate rock, potentially eliminating Monoammonium Phosphate (MAP) from the proposed Cabinda Phosphate granule formulation – delivering a 100% organic fertilizer blend.
According to the company, a new patent application has been filed to cover the new phosphate rock fertilizer blend following analysis of results comparing different product forms of the Cabinda Phosphate Granules in field trials in Angola and, greenhouse trials at the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC) in the USA, and a survey of literature.
The new fertilizer blend, which forms part of the Company’s NPK by Angola for Angola strategy, will be trialled during the Company’s 2021/22 growing season through soil incubation tests, growth chamber trials, greenhouse and field trials.
Minbos CEO Lindsay Reed said production of the blend can potentially be applied to the proposed Minbos Granulation Plant and be incorporated in the production profile from commissioning in 2022.
“This is a promising development for the Company’s plans to participate in the development of a regional agricultural powerhouse,” Mr Reed said.
“The new fertilizer blend has the potential to deliver healthy, organic crop yields for Angola and its farming communities for decades to come.
“The company will continue to invest in ag-tech R&D in the coming years with the believe that fertilizer use and population growth walk hand-in-hand.”