Agriculture Free of microplastics

Bioplastics and biomaterials for agriculture without microplastics

Soil regeneration and integrated fight

Tailor-made biodegradation

Our bioplastics can have programmed biodegradation according to the needs of the crop. Between 2 to 48 months.

Biocompatible

The PLH bioplastic is biocompatible with humans and with the soil microbiota. Its biodegradation stimulates the microbial proliferation of the soil.

Film and devices

The PLH can be used for the production of all types of films or plastic support devices (clamps, beacons…)

Biodegradation of PLH bioplastic (in soil and water ISO 14851)

The biodegradation of PLH can be controlled depending on the type of crop, starting from 2 months to 48 months or more.

PLH use cases:

  • Seed Coating: To protect seeds during storage and sowing, and to facilitate controlled nutrient release.
  • Controlled Release Systems for Fertilizers and Pesticides: To enhance the efficiency of delivering these products, reducing waste and environmental impact.
  • Biodegradable Mulching Films: As an alternative to conventional plastic films, aiding in soil erosion control and moisture retention.
  • Biodegradable Packaging for Agricultural Products: For packaging fruits and vegetables, reducing the use of conventional plastics.
  • Agricultural Nets and Ropes: Used in greenhouses and open-air cultivation, biodegrading after their useful life.
  • Biodegradable Plant Labels: For identifying crops and plants, replacing plastic labels that can be harmful to the environment.
  • Composting Bags: That disintegrate along with the compost, facilitating the composting process.
  • Greenhouse Coatings: Offering a biodegradable alternative to traditional plastics used in greenhouse structures.
PLH bioplastic for film and devices

Tailor-made controlled biodegradation

Its mechanical properties allow the production of films below 10 microns while retaining their plasticity in use.

The film can be transparent or opaque.

Mycorrhizae, beneficial fungi, significantly enhance olive grove productivity when used with biodegradable PLH biomaterials. This combination improves soil health, boosts nutrient and water uptake, and increases resistance to diseases and drought, particularly vital in arid regions. It also reduces reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, promoting sustainable agriculture. Additionally, mycorrhizae contribute to carbon sequestration, aiding in climate change mitigation. This symbiotic relationship between fungi and olive tree roots represents an innovative, eco-friendly approach to olive farming, ensuring healthier growth and potentially higher yields.

Soil regeneration

Release of phytosanitary products

Our biomaterials can be used as a substrate for the release of bioactives during their biodegradation.
Our beacon system incorporates a PLH gel inside for the release of bioactives, they can also incorporate sensors such as controlling the soil remotely. These beacons are 100% sustainable and if they break down they end up degrading in the soil after 18 months.

When the PLH biomaterial decomposes, due to its natural origin, it transforms into a nutrient-rich food source for various microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi. This process aids in their rapid proliferation, contributing significantly to the enrichment of the soil microbiota. The decomposition of PLH biomaterial not only provides essential nutrients but also enhances the biological diversity and health of the soil, promoting a more balanced and sustainable ecosystem. This natural cycle of decomposition and nourishment is vital for maintaining soil fertility and environmental balance.

integrated pest management in agriculture

 

Release of bioactives

Our biomaterials serve as substrates for the release of bioactives during biodegradation, offering innovative solutions in agriculture and environmental management. These bioactives, which function as pest control agents or as nutrients and biological stimulators, can include pheromones, beneficial fungi, bacteria, and various biological additives. They can also cover a range of phytosanitary products.

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