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MaxSil: Novel fertiliser company seeking investment

Opportunity for

  • A cornerstone investor involved in global manufacture and distribution of agricultural inputs, a large agricultural conglomerate or a company involved in waste management.
    ^This opportunity is only for professional and sophisticated investors.

Opportunity description

Industry challenge

The world has a problem with increasing levels of salinity and acid soils. Globally, some 700 million hectares of land is contaminated. MaxSil Pty Ltd have developed and patented a world first, world best plant available silicon plant nutrient derived from waste soda -lime (post-consumer) glass.

Trial work in WA and NSW over the past four years has shown that MaxSil can assist plant growth in saline and acid soils.

Amorphous plant available silica ("PAS") increases Nutrient Uptake Efficiency ("NUE"), increasing plant yields, while also conferring protection against biotic and abiotic stress across a range of soil types, which essentially “helps plants to help themselves”.

Current opportunity

MaxSil Pty Ltd are currently seeking a cornerstone Investor involved in global manufacture and distribution of agricultural inputs, a large agricultural conglomerate or a company involved in waste management.

MaxSil Pty Ltd are seeking investment to further improve plant throughput and increase their visibility by further advertising, field trials and also by employing at least two other sales agronomists. The company also intends to assess the potential to take the company to an IPO within two to three years - this will coincide with long range planning to establish a large manufacturing base in Western Australia.

The company is a supplier to both Nutrien Ag Solutions (450 branches) and EE Muir & Sons (45 branches), sales have commenced through those outlets. Marketing the product via established distributors is integral to their planning and it is an existing model that has worked well for decades.

The company is on track to produce some 600 tonnes this calendar year and up to 12,000 tonnes at mature volume.

MaxSil have interest from a fertiliser manufacturer in South Africa who are trialling the product with a view to negotiating a distribution agreement for Africa, and also have been requested by a global accounting firm to offer solutions to declining cereal yields in Kazakhstan.

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Further information will be provided to interested parties following execution of a NDA.

Opportunity background

What the company has developed is an extremely potent form of plant available silicon derived from waste soda lime glass (post-consumer glass bottles). The source and product are patented in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Germany, the UK and Brazil.

Levels of soluble silicon in MaxSil product are a multiple of times higher than any other solid product, and place MaxSil in the top three of these products in the World.

Plant available silicon derived from waste glass offers benefits such as reducing the amount of this material that is put to landfill (estimates are that 300,000 tonnes of waste glass is dumped in Australia each year).

Apart from increased yield and facilitating resistance to pests and disease, a quality silicon material such as MaxSil can assist in the plant accessing more of the phosphate that is locked in most soils - this can reduce farm inputs and costs.

Potential other applications

MaxSil believe that there a substantial export markets for MaxSil product, they have also been approached to trial MaxSil as a carrier for other formulations.

^Professional and sophisticated investors as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The content of this opportunity is intended for use by persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments and must not be acted or relied upon by any other person including, without limitation, retail clients.

Opportunity type

Seeking interest, Seeking investment
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Late (TRL 8-9)
Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
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MaxSil Pty Ltd

MaxSil pioneers an innovative silicon-based plant nutrient and bio stimulant sourced from post-consumer soda lime glass.
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