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 and helps mitigate climate change impacts by contributing to improved soil health and productive agricultural ecosystems
Soileos is a 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 synthetic chemicals such as EDTA.
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 bioavailable nutrients, resulting in higher uptake of essential nutrients such as zinc and iron. Improved nutrient uptake means more vigorous crops that are more nutritious and taste better.
Soileos returns carbon to the soil and acts as an energy source for the naturally occurring beneficial soil microorganisms. Soileos increases microbial activity thereby enhancing nutrient cycling and improving soil health over the long term.
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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