Lucent BioSciences’ mission is to develop sustainable solutions to address climate impact on global food security and nutrition. Our first product is Soileos: a novel sustainable smart micronutrient fertilizer that increases yield and crop quality and improves soil health.
Soileos increases soil carbon levels and helps mitigate climate change impacts.
Soileos is an entirely natural product made from plant residue (such as upcycled food processing cellulose-rich by-products like wheat bran, pea, and lentil hulls).
Non-Leaching and Non-Polluting
Using state-of-the-art, patented cellulose-based technology, Soileos does not tie-up in the soil or leach into the environment, and is free of EDTA or sulphates.
By returning carbon to the soil and enhancing the natural systems of nutrient cycling, Soileos fortifies the soil with carbon and improves soil health over the long term.
Part of the Circular Economy
By upcycling low value food processing by-products into natural, carbon-positive fertilizer, Soileos contributes to the circular economy: crop-residues become fertilizer that creates the next harvest.
A Nutrient Density Booster
Soileos provides crops with nutrients in their most bioavailable form, resulting in higher uptake pf such vital nutrients as zinc and iron. Increased uptake means crops look and taste better — and are also more nutritious.
Improves Soil Health
Soil is a living ecosystem consisting of beneficial bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that all contribute to the overall health or quality of the soil. Soileos increases the microbiome’s biomass, which in turn results in a season-long supply of bioavailable micronutrients for your crops.
Alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Lucent’s technology addresses four important UN Sustainable Development goals:
Zero Hunger, Responsible Consumption & Production, Climate Action, and Life on Land.
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