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Azotic Technologies honour Professor Edward Cocking

Azotic Technologies, the developer and producer of natural Nitrogen-fixation for increased agronomic benefit, has honoured Professor Edward Cocking by naming its laboratories in BioCity, Nottingham after him (Ted Cocking Laboratories).

Professor Ted Cocking & Sir John Beddington

Professor Ted Cocking & Sir John Beddington

Azotic Technologies, the developer and producer of natural Nitrogen-fixation for increased agronomic benefit, has honoured Professor Edward Cocking by naming its laboratories in BioCity, Nottingham after him (Ted Cocking Laboratories). The unveiling of the nameplate took place at BioCity on 5th June 2015 in front of many distinguished guests, with Sir John Beddington, the former Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government, the guest of honour.

Sir John Beddington delivered a talk on the Perfect Storm which highlighted the need to feed a continuously growing world population, water shortages and insufficient energy resources. The key message was that change is needed, especially in agriculture.

Professor Edward Cocking FRS, Director of The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation, is a leading world expert in nitrogen and plant science. He has long recognised that there is a critical need to reduce nitrogen pollution caused by nitrogen based fertilisers. He developed a unique method to put nitrogen-fixing bacteria into the cells of plant roots giving plants the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen.

Peter Blezard, Azotic’s CEO, stated: “The nitrogen boundary has been surpassed and agriculture needs a new nitrogen source. Azotic’s technology will benefit agriculture and the environment, and it will reduce farmers’ fertiliser costs and reduce nitrate runoff and nitrous oxide emissions.”

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