PTI's incubated company develops sustainable fertilizer

The challenge was to produce a sustainable fertilizer with guaranteed high productivity and improved soil quality. And most importantly: without harming the environment. This was what Embio, a company of Marechal Cândido Rondon, incubated at the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI), was able to do successfully.

 

The result of five years of research and testing, the product is able to stimulate the rooting of the plants and ensure more nutrients and balance to the soil. The recommendation for producers is to use it before planting or during the low plant period, thus ensuring better productivity.

 

The innovation helps to demystify rumors about organic fertilizers and still has an important environmental contribution, according to the company's technical manager, Patricia Schumacher: "There is a belief that organic is slow to give answers, and we managed to respond to producers in a faster harvest than competing products. Besides being a product made with natural raw materials, it uses pork’s detritus, which today is a problem, especially in the western region of Paraná", she explains.

 

After entering the PTI’s incubation since 2017, the company gained market strength and began to sell the fertilizer as a regulated and registered product. The fertilizer has already been sold to farmers in the region and in other states, such as Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Rio Grande do Sul, leaders in agricultural production in the country.

 

 

According to Patricia, the receptivity has been good. "Producers, in general, have been very receptive. We noticed that they are looking for more sustainable and alternative solutions, and when they test the product, most of them return and buy it for their entire area."

 

For the use of the organic fertilizer from Embio, generally, according to the technique, are invested around R $ 150 per planted bush. The result is 10% increase in final productivity. During the process, the formula was improved, based on tests in some Paraná properties.

For 2019, the company's forecast is to exceed this year’s sales. As a goal, the intention is to grow at least 50% per year for the next five years. For the superintendent director of the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI), Jorge Augusto Callado, support for new businesses fosters an important commitment of the Park to promote the development of communities.

 

 

For 2019, the company's forecast is to exceed this year’s sales. As a goal, the intention is to grow at least 50% per year for the next five years. For the superintendent director of the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI), Jorge Augusto Callado, support for new businesses fosters an important commitment of the Park to promote the development of communities.

 

The Santos Dumont Incubator, part of the PTI’s Business Development Program, is headquartered at the Itaipu Technological Park and has two branches, one in Uniamérica, in Foz do Iguaçu, for specific projects of college students, and another one in Marechal Cândido Rondon. From 2006 to 2017, 11 bids were launched for incubation. During this period, 56 companies passed through the Park’s incubator, generating a turnover of approximately R$ 50 million.