Plant extracts

We transform subproducts of plant origin into high-value bioproducts for the food industry, agriculture and for the environment.

We submit these subproducts or any other resources belonging to the agri-food or forestry sector, under a technical-scientific and economic evaluation. By doing so, we are constantly investigating the potential in these different subproducts regarding their commercial value, in collaboration or with the help from different agents, such as companies and investigation centres.

We extract polyphenols, essential oils and other bioproducts with a commercial interest, and are currently developing and validating an interesting range of our own bioproducts.

Our main I+D+I projects, in which we are immersed in, are taken place in our laboratory and experimental farm.

Biochar uses

We have different formulas and types of biochar for:


Slurry treatment

Our optimised biosustrate formula, is elaborated with a selected biochar base, which allows us to reduce the levels of ammonia (NH3) and the bad smell produced in the deposits and piles of livestock manure. For each condition and type of slurry, we design a determined type of biosustrate which enables an optimisation of the material used and of the expected result.

By applicating biosustrate to the slurry, not only does it facilitate a conventional management of the manure, but also strengthens its fertilising attributes, by retaining the nitrogen which can be later used by the plants. It also avoids contaminating underground water and prevents its acidification. In the case of liquid manure, its fertilising efficacy can up to duplicate itself with the help of biochar.

With the right treatment, changes in the conditions of the farm, may be appreciated: the bad smells disappear and the cattle is significantly more relaxed, due to a sterilisation of the infections which affect udders and hooves.

Soil fertilisation

Depending on the type of soil and crop, we select a specific type of biochar, which stops the leaching of nutrients to the deeper layers of ground. We can notice that those grounds which have been treated with biochar, enhance the microbiological activity and increase the C/N relation. This complex union of edaphic reactions increases the crops’ fertility and sustainability.

The biochar applied to the grounds as fertiliser, is hardly diluted from a microbial perspective, the original carbon emitted from the biomass stores itself in the ground for many centuries (700 years), guaranteeing its environmental efficiency on a long-term basis.

In addition, at least 25% of the biomass processed to generate biochar, also represents a stable carbon sink when applied to the soil, and therefore the biochar used will have a compensating effect on the carbon emissions.

Recovery of degraded areas

We also take care of restoring degraded areas, offering solutions which we develop from the very start, using different techniques and then implementing them adapted to each necessity and to the specific geoclimatic conditions of each area.

We design solutions and we draft and create a budget for all the necessary interventions required in any engineering project, to help with the decision making, with the administrative authorities and with the investment.

Our vast experience in executing environmental projects and in restoring natural areas, enables us to direct and execute such type of interventions.

Industrial waste treatmant plants

We also work on industrial waste treatment plants, depending on the requirements found in the sewage purification process and on the clients’ demands.