Anuvia Plant Nutrients recently opened its environmentally friendly, enhanced efficiency, fertilizer production facility on Jones Road in Zellwood. The state-of-the-art $98 million central Florida plant began production last month and has capacity to produce greater than 200 tons of product daily.
Their manufacturing process is a proprietary seven-step organic resource processing system. It uses organic materials that would otherwise be disposed of. The finished product is a high efficiency plant nutrient made up of dry, homogenous granules.
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The Zellwood facility is the first site for Anuvia's production facilities. According to company officials, plans are underway to build additional capacity at the Zellwood site and “other locations are under investigation.”
"The Grand Opening signals a new era of organic material utilization and plant nutrient technology," says Anuvia CEO Amy Yoder. "Our technology is innovative, unique and sustainable. Organic materials are consumed and processed into a homogenous multi-nutrient enhanced efficiency product."
Anuvia's technology, called Organic MaTRX, is a slow-release delivery system that mimics what happens with organic matter in soil, and doesn’t use current coating technology utilized by other slow-release products.
“Anuvia homogenous multi-nutrient products fit into any plant nutrient program. They provide efficient nutrient delivery and place 16 percent organic matter back into the soil, which contributes to soil health,” says Hugh MacGillivray, Anuvia’s executive vice president of Marketing and Business Development.
Anuvia products and its process represent a model for the circular economy: efficiently using organic resources creating products of economic value.
"Our products reduce nutrient losses in the environment and deliver a balanced nutrient package for turf and crops. Combining exceptional product performance with environmental stewardship is an important component of our vision now and in the future," says Yoder. "It is up to us to be stewards of the planet and use all of our resources in wise and environmentally sound ways."