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Tradecorp invests in Global Biosolutions Research and Innovation Center in Brazil

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Tradecorp Brazil, a Rovensa Group company, has invested more than USD$1 million in a new Global Biosolutions Research and Innovation Center, located in Hortolândia (São Paulo State), Brazil.

The company’s first innovation center in Brazil aims to develop new biosolutions for the country and other international markets where Rovensa Group operates. The first of its kind for Rovensa Group outside of Europe, this Global Research and Innovation Biosolutions Center was created in Brazil based on the substantial growth that the country’s agricultural sector has seen in the last 10 years.

Aligned with the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, the research at this new center will focus on biological and sustainable solutions that can improve the efficiency of nutrient and water use, quality of crops, and the quality and life of soil using microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria.

As it is located in Brazil, the center will begin its research to address local challenges for farmers within the country, but the solutions will be applicable to other markets around the world.

The new center will be led by a multidisciplinary team under the management of Dr. Johana Rincones Pérez, allowing for multiple projects to be developed simultaneously. In the laboratory, the fermentation processes, based on fungi and bacteria, will be carried out with prototypes being produced and evaluated in a greenhouse or field. At the same time, results of chemical bioanalysis and molecular biology of the microorganisms involved will be evaluated and tested in model plants.

The announcement comes on the heels of the recent opening of the Joint Research Unit in Madrid, Spain in April of this year, when Tradecorp International launched Biological Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture.

 

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