OneBAJA ready for mar­ket

New Straits Times - - Excellence In Education -

UNIVER­SITI Te­knologi Petronas (UTP) rev­o­lu­tion­ary de­signer fer­tiliser is just about ready for the mar­ket, and once the prod­uct is launched, it will her­ald a new era of im­proved yields from cash crops.

Known as OneBAJA, the evo­lu­tion and de­sign of this fer­tiliser has bro­ken tech­nol­ogy bar­ri­ers in the mak­ing of fer­tiliser and is draw­ing at­ten­tion from global part­ners.

Brew­ing in the labs of UTP since 2011, one of the unique fea­tures of OneBAJA is that the tech­nol­ogy en­ables the fer­tiliser to be tai­lored to deliver the re­quired nu­tri­ents needed at each step of growth for the spe­cific crop, hence the term “de­signer fer­tiliser”.

When fed with the right nu­tri­ents at the right growth pe­riod, the de­vel­op­ment and ma­tu­rity of the crops will be op­ti­mised and yields will be better.

For­mu­lated with slow-re­lease tech­nol­ogy, the project, which was funded by the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry, has com­mend­ably won the Malaysia Tech­nol­ogy Expo Gold Medal for the in­no­va­tive com­bi­na­tion of elec­tro­mag­netic and nan­otech­nol­ogy to pro­duce green urea.

The project won a gold medal and the Best In­ven­tion Award by In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of In­ven­tors’ As­so­ci­a­tion at the 2017 In­ter­na­tional In­ven­tion, In­no­va­tion & Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion.

It has also won Gold Medal and Best Green In­ven­tion Award at the SIRIM In­ven­tion, In­no­va­tion and Tech­nol­ogy Expo 2017.

The 70 per cent up­take of nu­tri­ents in this de­signer fer­tiliser re­duces leach­ing process, hence it is greener in na­ture, while also al

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The unique feature of OneBAJA is that the tech­nol­ogy en­ables the fer­tiliser to be tai­lored to deliver the re­quired nu­tri­ents needed at each step of growth for the spe­cific crop.

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