Although the product has been developed and tested since 2010 in collaboration with reputed multinational fertilizing companies within the frame of a confidential research and development project named CENIT VIDA, this year AlgaEnergy is undertaking a considerable number of deeply monitored field trials to demonstrate the benefits of its biostimulant AgriAlgae®, in all kinds of crops.
IMIDRA –Madrid’s Institute for Research in Rural Development and Food- is carrying out studies in the cultivation of melon, in order to consolidate last year’s trials, whose results were outstanding. IMIDRA is also carrying outfield trials on the cultivation of pepper, tomato and vineyards, and even in different kinds of flowers.
Another example is the agreement AlgaEnergy has reached with the University of Cordoba, which is likewise studying the results of AgriAlgae® in olive trees in a two-year-project led by Prof. Luis López-Bellido, a renown authority in the field of olives production.
Within our borders, the CSIC – Spanish Center for Scientific Research - is also conducting tests on organic cereal crops, amongst many other institutions and companies. At an international level, the product’s performance is also being challenged, so far only with positive results across all continents, including Europe, Africa, Central and Latin America, Asia or Australia. For instance, the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands is carrying out field trials to find out if AgriAlgae® can potentially contribute to partially reduce the usage of phytosanitary treatments in certain crops.
"All these trials seek to corroborate through independent centers results what we have already verified through our network of more than 500 customer-partners", highlights María Segura, Technical Director of AlgaEnergy. "AgriAlgae® is a product that, unlike any other biostimulant in the market, provides any plant with the 20 L-amino acids it needs for an optimal development, as well as vitamins, phytohormones, minerals, peptides, pigments and a long list of beneficial components. Thanks to the mixture of microalgae strains used in the composition of AgriAlgae®, all these substances are present in an optimized proportion. Due to this circumstance, it is not uncommon to obtain outstanding results in the field trials".
The main benefits of using AgriAlgae®, already confirmed by the company through its extensive partners’network, are:
So far, all these effects have been verified, resulting in double-digit performance increases not only when compared to crops in which no biostimulant had been used, but also when matchedwith yields obtained in crops treated with other products of reference in the sector.
Another important factor is the better flavor developed by the fruits treated with AgriAlgae®. "Although it may seem strange, the taste of a fruit or vegetable is also improved as a result of using AgriAlgae®, which was confirmed by the report that iMiDRA drove with melon cultivation in 2016," ratifies AlgaEnergy’s Technical Director. "AgriAlgae® does not provide any taste to the fruit, but it enables the plant to optimally absorb nutrients and keeps it healthy, allowing it to synthesize sugars and mature at the right time. AgriAlgae® does not change the flavor, but helps the fruit to boost its original taste, an asset that is very valued by the final consumer.”
With all the independent tests scheduled for this year, AlgaEnergy seeks to demonstrate the reasons why microalgal industry is being coined as "the agro-industry for the future", amongst which we find not only the exceptional results provided by AgriAlgae®, but also to the fact that, for each 5 L of product used, 2kg of CO2 have been bio-fixated by the microalgae in AlgaEnergy’s production process, avoiding that this noxious gas is emitted to the atmosphere.
They visited the Technological Plant for Experimentation with Microalgae (PTEM) of the biotechnology company to learn about the evolution of the work carried out by the MicroClimatt Operational Group.17 May, 2022
The Board of Directors of the business association has approved the incorporation of the biotechnology company to CEOE.03 May, 2022
AlgaEnergy attended, on 20-21st April 2022, to the event BioAg Asia 2022 organised by the Agriculture Today Group.29 April, 2022
CEPYME has awarded the company's international expansion plan, which already has a presence in more than 20 countries and has more than 3 million customers worldwide.26 April, 2022
The biotechnology company has been invited to participate in several activities that will take place within the framework of this benchmark event in innovation and sustainable development.21 April, 2022
The biotech company has been awarded and recognized as the "best business initiative oriented to the SDGs".24 March, 2022
Joining the Spanish Association of Agronutrient Manufacturers (AEFA) is another milestone in the positioning of the biotechnological company in the Spanish market.02 March, 2022
AlgaEnergy had the privilege to share its disruptive vision and strategy that will define its commercial track for the next several years, as well as present the results of recent studies.16 December, 2021
Augusto Rodríguez-Villa, President of the biotechnology company, will continue as a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Bioindustry Association (AseBio).15 December, 2021
Carlos Rodriguez-Villa, General Manager of the biotech company, joins the Board of Directors of the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC).25 November, 2021