What has been researched?
What's going on in the soil as a result of our injection of exhaust emissions? The summer of 2007 saw the first real scientific research into our Bio-Agtive™ Emissions Technology. In two separate arms-length experiments co-funded by the National Research Council of Canada and N/C Quest Inc. (one in Alberta and one in Manitoba), two eminent Canadian agricultural scientists headed teams that seeded and monitored test plots with various crops, fertilizer and exhaust emissions treatments in two totally different areas of the country.
Unfortunately the Alberta experiment supervised by Dr. Jill Clapperton was completely hailed out and yielded only limited data. Dr. Clapperton was, however, able to review and assess the research data, crop yields, soil tests, tissue tests, and anecdotal evidence collected elsewhere in 2007. With regard to the 2006 and 2007 yields of our licensees, she states that, while we may not know exactly what is going on below ground, "plants are indicators of what's going on in the soil, so plant success is always the first step [in proving the value of new technology]".
The Manitoba experiment was a resounding success despite the extreme drought conditions in that area. What our scientific team found was "agronomy test data to show that exhaust stimulated soil nutrient release and uptake by both canola and wheat", according to Dr. Loraine Bailey.
Continued research has been carried out in 2009/2010 with Dr. Clapperton and research summary for 2009 was released showing Yield Data in Stome, AB
Montana State University Northern, Havre MT have a grant for the State of Montana USA to examine the quality of exhaust emissions, and how much exhaust is placed with the seed. A further grant offered trials in 2011 that have also received good results in determining how much life is in the soil before seeding, after seeding, after harvest with treatments as; check, diesel, bio-diesel, fertilizer. The scientific results have been published and the report is viewable under "Montana State University Northern" tab.
Among the latest in research is or “Africa Project” lead by Mick Dennis of Field Master Ltd. in Arusha Tanzania. After entering the African Enterprise Challenge of 250 contestants, Bio-Agtive™ placed first and was granted $400,000 to do further research in Tanzania on the technology. Updates will be continually posted as we get them!
No funding or grants have been received yet in Australia but we look forward to running separate independent trials at future field days in 2012 year, we will keep it updated.