Alfa Smart Agro has been audited and received an ISCC certificate for the supply of corn and rapeseeds to the EU as raw materials for biofuel, the company has said.
According to a press release, Alfa Smart Agro received the ISCC certificate in a FGP status (first gathering point) and as a trader in rapeseeds and corn.
“Certification for compliance with the ISCC requirements opens up for Alfa Smart Agro the opportunity to supply corn and rapeseeds as raw material for biofuel production to EU countries,” the company noted.
Alfa Smart Agro noted that during the audit, it is not the product itself that is certified, but the process and chain through which it is produced, stored and delivered to the EU markets. Land use is estimated, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions and other indicators are taken into account.
Alfa Smart Agro is a manufacturer of plant protection agents and micronutrients.
Alfa Smart Agro has installed an herbicide suspension emulsion line at the Bila Tserkva Preparative Forms Plant (Kyiv region). According to a report of the company, the production capacity of the line is around 20 tonnes of finished products a day. The line is installed in a separate workshop where only herbicides are produced. Thus, the possibility of cross-contamination during the production of herbicides and other types of crop protection agents is completely excluded.
In the press release the company said that the preparative forms that will be manufactured at the new line have formulations developed by Alfa Smart Agro scientists. The first product to be produced at the new line will be the two-component soil herbicide under the Oscar Premium trademark.
Alfa Smart Agro is a manufacturer of crop protection agents and micronutrients. The company has a plant for the production of micronutrients and crop protection agents in Bila Tserkva (Kyiv region) with an annual capacity of about 12,000 tonnes of products.
Alfa Smart Agro has installed an automated crop protection agent package line at Bila Tserkva preparative forms plant (Kyiv region). The company said that the launch of the line was financed from investment in the development of the plant. Total investment for 2017-2018 would be UAH 90 million.
The line control is computerized. The line services production of herbicides. Its production capacity is 3,600 liters per hour on average.
The company said that the installation of the package line is one of the stages of modernization of production. Soon the similar line will be installed in the pesticide production workshop.
Bila Tserkva preparative forms plant was opened in 2016. It produces crop protection agents and micronutrient fertilizers. Today, its annual capacity is 11,400 tonnes, which allows covering around 15% of the needs of the Ukrainian market.