Transitioning to a sustainable global food system

“Thinkbio helps farmers globally to reduce reliance on synthetic fertilisers and agricultural chemicals and instead harness the powers of natural fungi and bacteria.”

Lisa Anderson , Founder and CEO Thinkbio.

Thinkbio’s development and commercialisation of innovative technologies, is improving the sustainability of global food and fibre production by reducing chemical and fertiliser use on farms.

Our shared challenge

While fertilisers revolutionised agriculture and enabled significant increases in crops yield, today we understand that an unintended consequence from excessive use has been the detrimental impact on our soils, waterways and climate.

Thinkbio’s Kreo range directly addresses today’s main global food production challenges:

  • DEGRADATION OF SOILS from overuse of chemicals and fertilisers that break down organic matter and reduce soil biology and diversity.

  • FLATTENING OF PRODUCTIVITY from overuse of synthetic fertilizers impacting the soils ability to support crops

  • POLLUTION OF WATERWAYS from nitrate leaching

  • IMPACT ON CLIMATE as a result of GHGs from the production and use of nitrogen fertilisers

Farm to Fork 2030 Targets

20%

reduction in the use of fertilisers

Increase agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture GHG reduction target to over

50%

UP FROM PREVIOUS 40% TARGET

50%

reduction of the use and risk of pesticides.

25%

of agriculture land to be used for organic farming

COMPARED TO THE CURRENT 7.5%
SOURCE: EU COMMISSION – FARM TO FORK STRATEGY

Regulation and market forces accelerating change

In many markets these challenges have moved quickly from environmental and food security threats to regulated reality for farmers.

  • In the EU the Farm to Fork Strategy, the food supply chain component of the EU’s Green Deal, includes a commitment to reduce fertiliser use by 20% by 2030, with regulations on fertiliser use coming into force from 2022.

  • Globally the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Target set the roadmap for countries to implement policy. SDG goals that the Kreo range helps address are: 1,2,3,6,12, 13 and 15.

  • Governments around the world are at various stages of considering legislation to control the levels of synthetic inputs used in farming operations to protect waterways and reduce emissions.

  • Companies are also guided by the SDGs and Paris target and have their own sustainability targets and commitments to reduce environmental impacts and are pulling change through the farming sector

  • Lenders and investors are future proofing investments against climate change and require evidence of steps taken to reduce emissions

The Kreo range contributes to the following SDGs

The Kreo solution

The Kreo range is made with naturally occurring fungi and bacteria, that perform the role of traditional fertilisers and chemicals in fighting crop diseases and increasing crop productivity.

  • More sustainable food and fibre production

  • An enhanced natural environment

  • Farmer profitability

  • Reduced emissions on-farm, enabling the food supply chain from farm to retail to demonstrate reduced emissions.
  • Slashed transport costs and emissions due to significantly less application required, for example 65g of Kreotec is applied per hectare compared to 200g of traditional fertilisers

  • More potency to tackle resistant diseases

CARBON EMISSIONS

Measure your crops carbon footprint

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RETURN ON INVESTMENT

KREOTEC

ROI CALCULATOR

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Discover the KREO Biological Range

KREOTEC

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KREOSTIM

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KREOBOOST

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KREOMAX

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KREOPLEX

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KREOSYM

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TRIAL DATA

KREOTEC

Yield increase and reduced nitrogen application trial results

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Reducing GHG Emissions by up to 25%

See our Emission Reduction Case Studies