Biotech Updates

Chinese Patent for Key Nitrogen Use Efficiency Technology

May 4, 2012

The Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) Technology of Arcadia Biosciences Inc. has been issued a key patent by the State Intellectual Property Office of China. The technology will allow farmers to use significantly less nitrogen fertilizer on their crops and maintain high yields as demonstrated in country trials in important grain crops such as rice and wheat.

In addition, farmers will be able to claim carbon credits from reduced fertilizer use. Nitrogen fertilizer, an essential element in modern agriculture has not been utilized efficiently and contributes to greenhouse gas, which is 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide. With this technology, farmers in China will be extremely benefited by reducing greenhouse gas emission and enhanced food security in the country.

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