Pivot Bio Joins AIM for Climate as an Innovation Sprint Partner

Pivot Bio Joins AIM for Climate as an Innovation Sprint Partner
Pivot Bio
November 14th, 2022 | Business Wire

BERKELEY, Calif.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Pivot Bio , a leading nitrogen innovation company in agriculture, is pleased to announce that as an innovation sprint partner, the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate ( AIM for Climate ), committing at least $291 million in product development funding over four years to accelerate the adoption of climate-tolerant microbial nitrogen fertilizers.

Pivot Bio introduced the world’s first nitrogen-producing microorganisms to U.S. farmers in 2018. Since then, it has launched several microbial nitrogen products for wheat, sorghum and other small grains, in addition to its flagship product for corn. Farmers are rapidly converting their nitrogen management programs to include Pivot Bio’s microbe-produced nitrogen, while reducing their reliance on synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Kirsten Tenmey, Ph.D. , co-founder and CEO of Pivot Bio , said: “Microbial nitrogen fertilizers have the potential to permanently and immediately reduce GHG emissions, while also contributing to the health of watersheds, biodiversity and the interests of farmers. It could be one of the most important technologies in accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals of the world.”

PivotBio’s microbes attach themselves to the roots of plants and transform atmospheric nitrogen during the growing season of the crop , effectively serving as a vital source of nutrients. The microbes stay in the plants, eliminating the waste of throwing synthetic fertilizers that rely on fossil fuels on the ground. In addition, unlike synthetic fertilizers, it does not leach into waterways or volatilize into the atmosphere, leading to improved air and water quality.

“Farmers are the foundation of the world’s food system and are humanity’s greatest land stewards. I am committed to contributing to society.” (Tenmy)

Over the next four years, Pivot Bio will continue to improve the nitrogen-producing capabilities of our microbes, expand into new regional markets, and provide access to more farmers around the world with the most climate-friendly and easy-to-use products on the market. We will support the cultivation of crops with nitrogen.

“As AIM for Climate Innovation Sprint Partner, we bring together the best minds and ideas to accelerate the pace of product development and make more reliable and sustainable nitrogen available to farmers. is working towards a world where microbial nitrogen is the primary source of nutrition for crops, and we encourage farmers, government leaders, and the private sector to get in touch to join us in this mission.” tenmmy)

COP27 (United Nations Climate Change Conference) is called the “Food COP” because it was the first time that the entire day of November 12 was devoted to agriculture. The total emissions associated with synthetic nitrogen fertilizers are conservatively estimated to be approximately 9 units of CO2eq for each unit of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer produced. About one-third of this is due to the Haber-Bosch process, and the remainder is accounted for by direct and indirect emissions of nitrous oxide (N 2 O). Replacing synthetic nitrogen fertilizers with nitrogen-producing microorganisms avoids these emissions, reduces water consumption (more than 15,000 liters per ton of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers), reduces ozone depletion and particulate generation, and contributes to human health. may improve the health of

For more information on Pivot Bio’s Innovation Sprint, watch this video message .

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