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Agriculture and Climate Change

“Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found”,  – The New York Times: “Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies”

The manufacture of chemical fertilizer is an energy-intensive process, consuming non-renewable natural gas and releasing greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide and Methane. Nitrogen-based fertilizers are made from ammonia, which consumes five per cent of the natural gas produced globally. This quantity of natural gas amounts to two per cent of the total energy consumed globally.

Plantee Renewable Nitrogen fertilizer replaces chemical fertilizers and stops the emission of greenhouse gases emitted during the production of chemical fertilizers.  Plantee biomass fertilizer is a renewable resource and helps reduce global warming.

Agriculture is one of the major causes of pollution. The indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers has not only resulted in reduced agricultural productivity, but also in pollution of groundwater resources and marine eutrophication.  Urea and DAP fertilizers make soil acidic.

Plantee aids soil pigmentation and restores the soil’s natural appearance discoloured by chemical fertilizer over use. The chemical fertilizer run-off from the fields increases the nutrient levels in lakes and rivers and results in a spurt in algal blooms. These algae may take up all of the oxygen from the water and thus ruin other marine life. Also, leaching of the residual nitrate in groundwater has resulted in nitrate concentrations above the permissible level.

Plantee increases crop durability and yield and can be the answer to world hunger: 

Roy Research and Technology has successfully grown Swarna rice using solely Plantee in Birbhum district of West Bengal, India. This rice was tested and found to have higher starch, carbohydrate and protein content. It also withstood stress situations like flooding and drought.

Plantee protects the plant from bacteria and fungus that cause stem and root rot by building immunity. Warm and wetter weather and flooding increases the spread of fungus and bacteria on plants and crops destroying crop yield.

Plantee produces flowers that stay fresh after cutting much longer and increases the vase life of flowers. Plantee helps the flowering plant bear warmer weather because of climate change.


Industrial Waste to Resource

Roy Research and Technology has invented a technology to recycle waste like asphalt or coal tar and solid waste to make products. Bitumen as asphalt or coal tar is available as bottom waste from petroleum refinery and steel industries. The process recovers hydrocarbons from left over asphaltic tar sand and converts them to products.

Recycle waste from petroleum refinery and steel industry to make :

  1. improving  the flotation and buoyancy of ships
  2. lightweight insulated and  sandwich panel
  3. insulated solar backing
  4. filler material for hollow structural   section
  5. encapsulation of nuclear waste
  6. building insulation
  7. composite material as bulletproof vest
  8. spray blanketing material for coal powder or mineral powder/stone chips during transportation.

How to apply Rass-O’-Nil Rust Preventive

The method of applying Rass-O’-Nil® conductive rust preventive on HR and CRCA metal. It is very important to clean and prepare the metal surface properly for better passivation.

Rass-O’-Nil application method for fresh steel:

Step 1: Remove all foreign matter – grit, dirt, cement particles, carbon particles, primer etc by brush. Dust off the loose particles. Wipe the metal surface with a clean cloth.
Step 2: After cleaning the metal surface, mop the metal with a medium density foam roller/section dipped in Rass-O’-Nil to evenly thin film the metal surface. The surface should not be made very wet because this is a nano-coat and excess liquid will be wasted. When the metal surface is dry to touch it can stored for future use.

Points to note:
i) Wear rubber gloves during surface preparation and coating Rass-O’-Nil G.
ii) During spray application the operator must wear glasses to protect the eyes.
iii) Rass-O’-Nil has no instant effect on the skin but wash exposed skin with water
after using Rass-O’-Nil.
iv) Rass-O’-Nil is not inflammable and is not combustible. Store Rass-O’-Nil in a sealed container. Do not add water to Rass-O’-Nil. This will damage the material.

Rass-O’-Nil is a registered trademark of Roy Research and Technology.