International Zeolite has three integral research partnerships with world-class research facilities. These collaborative relationships propel us forward in using zeolite-infused product solutions across several industries. In January 2021, International Zeolite Corporation reached a landmark negotiation with the University of Havana Foundation (UH), Geominera S.A. (GMSA), to better understand NEREA®️. UH and GMSA found that NEREA®️ zeoponic technology is proven to produce higher yields of crops by 20-30%, use less water by 30% at a higher quality of product, and have lower plant infection fungus, viruses and microorganisms. NEREA®️ substrates are environmentally friendly and do not produce environment-damaging waste.
In October 2021, International Zeolite partnered with Niagara College’s Research & Innovation (R&I) division to conduct two significant research projects: comprehensive market analysis of the greenhouse environment in Canada to determine which industry NEREA®️ fits best, as well as hands-on trials to test and validate the product’s technical performance. International Zeolite also partnered with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to conduct trials with NEREA®️. The project is being funded in part by the Niagara College-led Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN) through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Niagara College’s preliminary evaluation of the performance of zeolite-based NEREA®️ established the product as a hydroponic media substitute for commercial production of leafy greens in Canada.