Catalyst AgTech has developed a self-destruct mechanism that is used in persistent pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, thereby minimizing the environmental impact of agrochemicals.
The technology works by pairing an appropriate catalyst with a particular agrochemical, and applying both to crops. After serving its useful purpose, the catalyzed agrochemical breaks down after migrating below the root zone, thus eliminating or significantly reducing soil and groundwater contamination. The technology is applicable to about 40% of all active agrochemical ingredients, including major products for controlling weeds, fungi, and pests. All catalysts used are environmentally friendly substances.
Catalyst AgTech operates within the framework of the Trendlines Agtech business incubator.