Demeter Organic Fertilisers
Demeter Organic Fertilisers is a company that initially entered into a technology transfer and exclusive licence agreement with Unity Fertiliser (South Africa) for the construction of a 330,000 tonne capacity fertiliser plant in the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (IDZ). The technology, licensed by Unity Envirotech, uses human sludge to manufacture organically enhanced nitrogen-based fertiliser. Demeter was to establish the first Unity plant in Africa, with the intention to roll out further plants in the SADC region. The technology agreement was never concluded and Demter subsequently developed a prioprietary technology to convert municipal waste-water sludge (‘biosolids’) into a nutrient-enhanced organic fertiliser called DemeterOrganicsTM
The Demeter technology has been successfully demonstrated in a laboratory environment and Demeter is in the process of building a pilot plant at their testing facilities in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa.
Evolution One Fund has invested into the early stage development phase of the project to bring the project to permitted status, followed by construction and commercial operation.