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4 Natural Areas

Where Nature and Efficacy Walk Hand-in-Hand

Natural Areas

Through the synergy of four sources of natural raw materials, such as botany, microalgae, microbiology, and green chemistry, encompassed in our 4 Health Technology, we position ourselves as an effective, natural, sustainable and healthy alternative for the agro-industry, becoming a key player in agriculture 4.0.

To keep up with the demand of returning to the natural, we draw on nature itself to obtain plant extracts, microorganisms, and microalgae, through a selection of raw materials that follows strict quality controls.

4 Natural Areas

Raw Materials

  • Recognized first-rate manufacturers from Spain and other parts of the world.
  • Analytic quality control of each batch received:
    • Quality control analysis per batch: composition, pH, density, conductivity, organoleptic characteristics, etc., prior to packaging.
    • The results and samples of each lot are kept in storage for five years.
    • Analysis performed in the internal laboratory.
    • For customs or accredited analysis, we collaborate with external laboratories, accredited by the National Accreditation Entity (ENAC).
  • Validation before use in manufacturing.

Our methodology

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    NATURAL ORIGIN: Traceability of raw material to its origin.

    Per Product: plants, microorganisms, and microalgae.

    Raw extracts

Botany

Thanks to our team’s thorough knowledge of botanical extraction techniques, we obtain a maximum concentration of the molecules of interest, combined with the correct technology to protect them against possible degradation that would cause them to lose effectiveness.

Our methodology

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    Part of the plant selected: Higher concentration of active compounds.

    Processing of Plant Material for Extraction.

    Selected extraction process: Based on plant material and compound of interest.
    Solvents: Water, Ethanol, CO2, Ethyl Acetate, etc.
    Methods Soxhlet, steam distillation, maceration, ultrasound, supercritical fluids, etc.

    Optimization and Upscaling Extraction System

    Fractionation:
    Guided bioassay: screening of active fractions.
    Isolation of natural bioactive compounds.

    Trials:
    Toxicological testing
    Phytotoxicity tests.
    Impact on secondary microorganisms.

    A unique approach in the study of plant extracts in our sector = Homogeneous efficacy.

Botany

Microbiology

Through fermentation techniques, we work with microorganisms that are capable of producing phytohormones, enzymes, and other metabolites beneficial to crops.

The complexity of this area is twofold: to identify microorganisms capable of secreting molecules of interest, and to identify growth mediums with the capacity to intensify their benefits.

Our methodology

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    Selected microorganisms: Based on their ability to produce compounds of interest.

    Specific fermentation media: Based on the microorganisms and compounds of interest.

    Fermentation technology:

    High concentrations of beneficial microorganisms: Azospirillum, Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Trichoderma, etc.

    Guided fermentation to obtain compounds of interest: Selected growth medium. Selected microorganisms: able to synthesize a high concentration of compounds of interest.

    Nano-filtration to eliminate the microorganism.

    Guided fermentation to obtain secondary metabolites: Selection of growth medium. Selected microorganisms: able to synthesize a high concentration of compounds of interest.
    Nano-filtration to eliminate the microorganism.

    Scalable fermentation system.

    Separation and purification process: 
    Based on the compounds of interest.

    Solvents: Water (direct use), Ethyl acetate (organic fractions), etc.

    Methods Liquid-liquid extraction, preparative chromatography.

    Optimization and Upscaling.

Microalgae

Microalgae are CO2 receptors and function as an active source of natural phytohormones, reinforcing the resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, improving the contribution of macro and micronutrients.

Our methodology

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    Specific fermentation media: Based on the microorganisms and compounds of interest.

Microalgae

Green Chemistry

Green chemistry is achieved through the extraction of natural raw materials from agri-food by-products, bacterial fermentation, plant tissue fermentation techniques, among others.

Our methodology

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    Foliar applications:

    Organic adjuvants: Absorption: surfactants / Adsorption: adherents.

    Selection: based on specific crop and knowledge of foliar structure.

    The result: Drop dispersion and penetration of natural compounds.

    Root applications:

    Organic adjuvants: Dispersion: Wetting agent

    The result: Greater penetration of natural compounds and lateral movement and uniform moisture.

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