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Clean Green Ammonia

End use application

Our Attapulgite clay is:

  • free from mineral acid

  • lightweight 

  • high cation-exchange capacity

  • high nutrient-holding capacity

End use application as:

  • bio-organic fertiliser

  • mineral element supplementary functions

  • natural insecticide, pesticide, fungicide & crop protectant

  • slow-and-controlled-release fertiliser

  • soil conditioner

  • wetting agents

Our Attapulgite clay is utilised by third party manufacturers in the supply of specialised solutions in Australia and Asia Pacific:

  • Granular carrier for fertiliser and crop-protectant formulations

  • Granular carrier for water-retention formulation

  • Carriers for controlled release fertiliser formulation

  • Specialised soil-conditioning formulation

  • High-performance filler

Our Diatomaceous earth is:

  • naturally higher amorphous silica content  (fossil shell flour)

  • high silica content

  • high cation-exchange capacity

  • high micro-nutrient holding capacity

  • raw and untreated

End use application as:

  • soil amender

  • micro-nutrient absorption 

  • natural insecticide | pesticide

  • wetting agents

Our Diatomaceous earth is utilised in horticulture and potting mixes in Australia and Asia Pacific:

  • excellent soil amender, improving silicon and cation concentrations, which are necessary for plant growth

  • amorphous silicon dioxide, which has micro nutrients that can be absorbed in the root system and trans-locate into the cell wall

  • the silica content is absorbed into plant tissue and helps improve the plant structure

  • increases water holding capacity and aids nutrient retention in soils

  • encourages beneficial microbial soil activity

  • boosts plant tissue strength, meaning more pest and disease resistance

  • converts locked up phosphorous into a plant available form

  • decreases soil salinity by diluting sodium content

  • assists in controlling odours in compost heaps, and will not harm earth worms if sprinkled over the surface

Note that our Diatomaceous earth is not pool filtered Diatomaceous earth (DE), which is chemically treated and poisonous.

Crop Field Aerial Shot
Garden Soil

How does it work?

Ammonia is the starting point for all mineral nitrogen fertilisers, forming a bridge between the nitrogen in the air and the food we eat. Around 70% of ammonia is used to make fertilisers, with the remainder used for a wide range of industrial applications, such as plastics, explosives and synthetic fibres. Ammonia may also serve as a low-carbon energy vector in the future, but that application is not considered within the core analytical scope of this technology roadmap. Ammonia production accounts for around 2% of total final energy consumption and 1.3% of CO2 emissions from the energy system. An increasingly numerous and affluent global population will lead to growth in ammonia production, during a period in which governments around the world have declared that emissions from the energy system must head towards net zero. This technology roadmap uses scenario analysis to explore three possible futures for ammonia production. In the Stated Policies Scenario the industry follows current trends, making incremental improvements but falling well short of a sustainable trajectory. In the Sustainable Development Scenario the sector adopts the technologies and policies required to put it on a pathway aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario describes a trajectory for the ammonia industry that is compatible with reaching net zero emissions globally for the energy system by 2050. The roadmap concludes with a chapter outlining the necessary roles and actions of key stakeholders, namely governments, producers, and financial and research institutions, and establishes milestones and decision points. 

abstract and full article link to Attapulgite clay & Diatomaceous earth agriculture | horticulture research

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