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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150101760 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150101760]

Researchers Prof Michael McLaughlin; Prof Dusan Losic; Dr Ehsan Tavakkoli; Dr Jason Kirby

Brief description More efficient and effective fertilizer formulations are needed to improve nutrient use efficiency in agricultural systems globally, and for effective biofortification of staple food crops with essential micronutrients. Nitrogen is prone to losses from soil through leaching and gaseous losses to the atmosphere, and phosphorus, as well as copper, manganese and zinc, are prone to reactions in soils and in manufacturing which reduce their effectiveness. This proposal seeks to evaluate the unique properties of graphene to more effectively engineer novel fertilizers with properties that can enhance nutrient efficiency and reduce losses to the environment.

Funding Amount 431200

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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