Azotic Technologies Ltd was established to develop and commercialise a natural nitrogen technology that provides a sustainable solution to fertiliser overuse. It will also increase yields and enhance overall agronomic benefit.
Azotic Technologies has identified a new platform nitrogen technology; the Company will commercialise technologies based on this platform through appropriate partnerships in R&D and routes to market.
Azotic’s N-Fix® technology is based on a food grade bacteria Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd) which is derived from sugarcane. N-Fix can be applied as an inoculant or as a seed dressing formulation. By inoculating plant seeds with this beneficial bacteria, it creates a symbiotic relationship for mutual benefit.
This nitrogen-fixing bacteria is a patented disruptive technology which will have a huge impact on agriculture.
World-class Centre of Excellence in Nitrogen Fixation
Azotic Technologies has a dedicated team of scientists working in our laboratories at BioCity in Nottingham. An ambitious research programme will see this facility become a centre of excellence for Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd).
Azotic North America is responsible for commercialising our
nitrogen fixing technology in the USA and Canada.It is now
registered in all 50 US states as in-furrow and foliar applications. Registration has also been granted in Canada.
A robust commercial formulation has been developed for corn and soybean and this is being sold in the USA through a Grower Partner Programme. This ground-breaking nitrogen fixing technology has achieved positive results with US farmers.
There is a pipeline of products under development and these include a dry formulation and a foliar spray. These are based on a natural nitrogen fixing endophyte which improves agricultural productivity. Azotic will continue to commercialise products based on this innovative platform technology through appropriate partnerships in R&D, licence agreements and other routes to market.
N-Fix has a definite competitive advantage as no other research or commercial group has yet to demonstrate intracellular colonisation of Gd. Sustainable agriculture will depend on the greater use of biological nitrogen fixation at a time when more food is needed to feed an increasing population.
Professor Edward Cocking FRS – Technology Developer
Azotic’s new nitrogen-fixing technology has been developed by Professor Edward (Ted) Cocking FRS, a leading world expert on nitrogen and plant science. Professor Cocking is Director of the Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation at the University of Nottingham. He has pioneered studies on the interaction of nitrogen-fixing bacteria with plant cells in non-legume crops and the regeneration of cereals from cell cultures. Professor Cocking is a Fellow of the Royal Society and also a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation and Institute of Biology. He was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for International Research on Plant Nitrogen Fixation by the University of Toledo, USA in 2004.