Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Truth behind global Potash demand...

The prices of Potash has been continuously increasing.  For the year 2012, the prices have cross beyond $500 per metric ton.  Despite this, supply is way behind demand especially from India and China.  But do we realize that more than 70% of Potash dumped in the soil is not absorbed by plants?  This is because more than 70% of the Potash is in an insoluble form and hence not available to the plant.  In other words, for every $500 spent on Potash about $350 goes waste in the soil.  Apart from being not useful to the plants, this continuous leaching of Potash spoils the soil and ground water.

A good Potash mobilizing bacteria like Potaz from Varsha Bioscience and Technology can make this remaining 70% of insoluble Potash available to the plants.  Just imagine the cost savings for the farmers.  This will reduce the demand for Potash thereby reducing the market price of Potash as well.  Food prices will decrease and so will food inflation.  Not many people realize this.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Bio waste to Bio mass

One of the applications of bio control agents is to help faster decomposition.  From being mainly used as bio fertilizers and bio pesticides, these microbes are going to find several times bigger utility as composting agents.  For example, approximately for one tonne of palm oil extracted from oil plam trees, there is ten tonnes of oil palm waste consisting of oil palm tree trunks, branches, empty fruit bunches, etc.  It takes several months for all these to decompose completely.  Microbial solutions can be used to cut down the decompostion time by a whopping up to 80%.  Varsha's Omega can be very effective for this.

There are several uses for these composted bio waste.  From being used as Bio fertilizers, Bio plastics, Bio fuels and all the way to Aviation Turbine Fuel the benefits are enormous.  Its just a matter of time (or is it already time?) that the bio waste will be lot more valuable than the actual produce from the crops.  No wonder the new term is Bio mass and not Bio waste.