10/28/2020 New patent filed for phosphorus recovery!

This new invention produces slow-releasing fertilizer from genetically modified phosphate-hyperaccumulating plants to remediate phosphate pollution. This technique overexpresses DDP1 in Arabidopsis, which confers unique phenotypes, including a 10-fold increase in Pi accumulation. On the top of that, the carbonization process ensures the biochar retains most of the macronutrients and micronutrients from the plants in the form of high quality slow-releasing fertilizer.

Title:UTILIZING SLOW-RELEASING FERTILIZER PROCESSED FROM PHOSPHATE-HYPERACCUMULATING PLANTS TO REMEDIATE PHOSPHATE POLLUTION
 Inventor(s):Glenda GILLASPY; Catherine FREED; Sarah Phoebe WILLIAMS; Zhiwu WANG
 Serial No.:63/106,408Filing Date: October 28, 2020
 VTIP Ref.:20-119T|H Ref.:222204-8105