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Lucent bio is Accelerating sustainable agriculture by delivering crop nutrition that improves yield and soil health while sequestering carbon.

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Regina, SK – May 30, 2022 – A new $19 million project by Protein Industries Canada and a consortium of companies will help Canadian farmers further improve their substantiality and reduce carbon emissions through the commercialization of a new micronutrient fertilizer.

Vancouver, BC – May 17, 2022 – Transitioning the agri-food sector into a sustainable, circular model is a multifaceted challenge that requires innovations in technology, products, practices, business, and sociocultural attitudes. 

VANCOUVER, BC – Nov. 23, 2021 – Lucent BioSciences, Inc. (Lucent) closed $4.2M in investments from Emmertech, Amathaon, SVG Ventures, WUTIF Capital, Vantec/eFund and, Vancouver-based angel investors.

Vancouver, B.C – March 03, 2020 – Protein Industries Canada announced their fifth approved project; and the first to bring together a company largely considered a founder of Canada’s plant protein industry with an emerging company to create new usages from the co-products of processing.

VANCOUVER, BC – Sept. 22, 2021 – With support from Protein Industries Canada (PIC), AGT Foods, and grants from Innovate BC, the BC Agritech program, and the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, Lucent Bio can scale up.

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Regina Leader Post - New $19M Rosetown fertilizer facility to take unconventional approach The micronutrient fertilizer facility will turn grain leftovers into plant-food.
Michael Riedijk, president and CEO of Lucent BioSciences, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the technology behind creating clean fertilizers.
Western Producer - From the ground, back to the ground: pulse fibre and nutrients
Corporate Knights - B.C. start-up unearthing low-carbon solutions for growing food
BC Gov News - Jason McNamee to join Minister’s Advisory Group on Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech (RAA)
Michael Riedijk: Lucent BioSciences CEO
BIV Today Podcast - Lucent BioSciences CEO Michael Riedijk talks sustainable AgTech
Growing the Future Podcast - Soileos, the Smart Modern Fertilizer with Jason McNamee
vigorous canola blooms in the Soileos fertilized strip compared to the untreated
Alberta Farmer Express - B.C. startup company says it’s found a better way to deliver fertilizer