Phosphorus is a key element of life, necessary for the production of our food and the well-being of humans and animals.
It is however a non-renewable resource, with global reserves estimated to last between 50 and 300 years, and is included in the 20 critical raw materials in Europe, as we import virtually all phosphate required for farming, with clear implications in food security.
Unfortunately, historic lack of regulation has resulted in P overuse and waste, which now makes eutrophication the single biggest water management problem globally.
Our aim is to develop and commercialise an optical sensor for environmental monitoring of phosphate in soils, wastewater streams, and surface waters.
Navigate through this website for more information about the technology, the team and our progress towards the launch of a commercial product!