Grupa Azoty has launched the Biofertilizer Research and Development Center at the Grupa Azoty Fosfory plant in Gdańsk, the company announced. The decision to open the center is related to the company’s extensive experience in the field of fertilizer formulas meeting the needs of sustainable agriculture. Grupa Azoty Fosfory will act as the capital group’s competence center in the area of biofertilizers.
“Modern agriculture is currently facing many challenges related to the European Green Deal. They require European fertilizer producers to use smart, environmentally friendly technologies. Grupa Azoty has technological facilities and over 95 years of experience that allow it to respond to the requirements of modern, sustainable European agriculture. The Gdańsk Research and Development Center for Biofertilizers will set new trends in the field of effective and environmentally safe fertilizer formulas,” said Tomasz Hinc, President of Grupa Azoty, quoted in the release.
The launched Research and Development Center for Biofertilizers in Gdańsk, as another competence center, will closely cooperate with other research and development units in the capital group, including from R&D Center in Tarnów. This cooperation will be based on both the sharing of research and testing infrastructure, as well as the joint implementation of fertilization projects in the group, such as obtaining a phosphate fertilizer for organic farming.
“The decision to launch the Research and Development Center for Biofertilizers in Gdańsk is a natural step in the development of our portfolio in the Agro segment. The Fosfarm line introduced to the market by Grupa Azoty Fosfory is gaining more and more trust among our customers, hence the decision to entrust our Gdańsk plants with the task of developing the area of biofertilizers in the group. Of course, with the support of research infrastructure and the experience of experts from the entire capital group. As a capital group, we can boast of a number of projects that meet the needs of sustainable agriculture, for example a line for the production of humic acids under the name Tohumus. Further implementations are ahead of us,” added Grzegorz Kądzielawski, Vice-President of Grupa Azoty.
Grupa Azoty ranks second in the EU in the production of nitrogen and compound fertilizers, and products such as melamine, caprolactam, polyamide, OXO alcohols and titanium white also have a strong position in the chemical sector, being used in many industries. Its consolidated sales revenues reached PLN 15.9 billion in 2021.