Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150101760 [ 2015-01-01 - 2018-06-30 ]

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Researchers: Prof Dusan Losic (Chief Investigator) ,  Mike McLaughlin (Chief Investigator) ,  Ehsan Tavakkoli (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Jason Kirby (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Engineered graphene-based nanofertilizers to improve crop nutrition. This project seeks to evaluate the unique properties of graphene to more effectively engineer novel fertilizers with properties that can enhance nutrient efficiency and reduce losses to the environment. More efficient and effective fertilizer formulations are needed to improve nutrient use efficiency in agricultural systems globally, and for effective biofortification of staple food crops with essential micronutrients. Nitrogen may be lost from soil through leaching and gaseous losses to the atmosphere. Phosphorus, as well as copper, manganese and zinc, are prone to reactions in soils and during manufacturing which reduces their effectiveness.

Funding Amount $431,200

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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