Halifax, NS – September 26, 2023 – Sustane Technologies is pleased to announce they have
achieved a first Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) certification for their organic
GroBoost Fertilizer, an exciting milestone towards commercialization of this product now
certified as safe and legal to be produced and sold in Canada.
Sustane’s GroBoost is produced with lower carbon intensity than traditional chemical fertilizers,
improves soil health, and significantly mitigates chemical fertilizer run-off in fields.
Peter Vinall, CEO Sustane explains, “This certification is significant, and we are confident in
saying that this could in fact represent a new category of fertilizers. We are not only organic, but
we are leading the way to re-use society’s so-called waste in the highest and best way
Organic fertilizers such as GroBoost improve soil microbes, assist with water retention, and
make the soil lighter so more air is available to plant roots. They don’t waste nutrients like
chemical fertilizers nor are they likely to create a build-up of salts that could dampen plant
growth. Further, organic fertilizers are less likely to chemically burn tender plant roots compared
to synthetic products.
Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants comments, “Sustane is delivering on the
solutions we need for today’s world; viable new ideas for protecting agricultural land, maximizing
resources, reducing waste, and improving food security. I am very pleased to see Sustane
achieve compliance with CFIA so they can continue to scale the company and chart a
sustainable path forward.”
Nova Scotia Innovation Hub Executive Director, Rod Badcock comments, “This is another
breakthrough moment for Sustane – and a major step forward for regenerative agriculture that
places them on an exciting track for their GroBoost product. They have a huge runway ahead
providing this Nova Scotia-produced, bioeconomy product. GroBoost can aid farmers globally
by addressing key issues related to the overuse of chemical fertilizers and the diminishing
nutrient content in soils.”
Sustane can divert waste which was previously destined for the landfill. For every tonne of
waste that Sustane processes, it reduces CO 2 emissions by two to three tonnes. In a year, for a
typical plant, this translates to reducing 216,000 tonnes of GHG emissions which is equivalent
to taking 50,000 cars off the road.
About Sustane Technologies
Sustane Technologies Inc. is an award-winning Canadian-based cleantech innovator, focused
on municipal-solid-waste diversion and repurposing. Sustane’s technology can recover and
reuse up to 90% of curbside garbage that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. Their
state-of-the-art plant is located in Chester, Nova Scotia. For more information visit their website.