Investigation and optimization of Avalon Alliance bio-mineral fertilizer technologies for agriculture / pollutant remediation applications

This UBC-Okanagan research will contribute to the optimization of novel composite bio-mineral fertilizers for sustainable agriculture, pollution remediation and other environmental applications. The production processes and formulas of these product prototypes have been developed and protected through patent filings by principals of Avalon Alliance Inc., for the commercial applications of subsidiary Avalon Bio-Mineral Technologies Inc. These products synergistically combine rock dusts, clays, seawater elements, beneficial soil microorganisms, organic substances and other natural biostimulants to replenish soil nutrients, enhance soil health, neutralize contaminants and improve plant productivity and resilience. Two interns will be employed: one in engineering to optimize the ratios and combinations of the bio-mineral fertilizer constituents, and the other in biology to assess the potential of the formulated microorganisms to solubilize the mineral elements in rock dust and the fertilizer’s ability to improve plant yield, nutrient uptake and resilience in preliminary plant growth trials. The interns will work in collaboration with Avalon Alliance personnel, as well as other interns at UBC-Vancouver assisting with industrial equipment pilot testing and the refinement of additional product lines.

Faculty Supervisor:

Sumi Siddiqua


Tianlong Liu


Avalon Alliance




Environmental industry




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