Alginit is recommended for the use in soil amelioration wherever there is a need to bind and retain water and nutrients. This applies to all cultivated land, especially to loose, sandy soils and it improves the soil quality in terms of an increased organic matter content.

Especially the arid and semi arid zones in the world, such as in the Near and Middle East, North Africa and Asia are high potential markets for Alginit.

One of the most important features of Alginit is the high field capacity and the available water capacity that reaches a value at least of 63 % and 41 %. It follows that 1 t Alginit is able to store at least 630 l of water of which 410 l are directly plant available.

Alginit allows a natural water management. It has a positive, regulating effect on the water content of soil by steady and even release of its bound water to the surrounding plants. The cycle of water retention and release can occur repeatedly. Therefore Alginit is suitable to combat desertification and regain agricultural land.

Alginit fulfils the environmental standards of organic soil cultivation, which prescribe the exclusive use of natural materials. Alginit is used on organic farms and in the natural food industry.

Usage of Alginit is recommended in the following application areas:

  • Combat desertification
    • Prevention of desertification
    • Recultivation of arid and semiarid zones
    • Improvement of water balance
    • Prevention of erosion
    • Reduction of evaporation and seepage
  • Gardening and landscaping
    • Roadside greening, public green areas
    • Hotel- and park grounds
    • Golf courses, sportsfield construction
    • Rooftop greening
  • Aggregate for substrates
    • Accumulation with organic matter
    • Improved water-retention capacity
    • Improved nutrient-retention capacity
    • Leaching protection of nutrients
    • Extended period of fertilizer efficiency
  • Agriculture, forestry and nurseries
    (especially in arid and semiarid zones) 

    • Accumulation with organic matter
    • Improved water retention capacity
    • Improved nutrient retention capacity
    • Leaching protection of nutrients
    • Reduced fertilizer demand
    • Extended period of fertilizer efficiency
    • Improved soil structure