Symborg opens factory and launches Balius, an innovative and sustainable biostimulant for agriculture


Symborg’s new hydrolysis plant is based on circular economy, zero waste and energy efficiency criteria

With the aim of offering biotechnological solutions for a more sustainable agriculture, Symborg, a partner of AgritechMurcia, opens a new factory and launches a new product: Balius, a biostimulant based on amino acids designed and produced by Symborg. Balius is composed of pure alpha keratin, is 100% sustainable and compatible with all types of agriculture, both traditional and organic.  

Symborg’s new hydrolysis plant, located in Alhama de Murcia in the Region of Murcia, has 40,000 m2 for the manufacture of sustainable products for agriculture, such as biofertilisers, biostimulants and biocontrol. The hydrolysis plant, designed under circular economy, zero waste and energy efficiency measures, will avoid the emission into the atmosphere of approximately 100 tonnes of CO 2 per year. 

“The new factory allows us to achieve the 360 model we have always wanted. Symborg’s aim is to help transform the current agronomic model. -We were born innovative and sustainable and, thanks to this new investment, we can apply these principles also in manufacturing,” says Jesús Juárez, founding partner and CEO of Symborg.    

Balius, a new biostimulant that unleashes crop potential

The first product produced in this newly opened hydrolysis plant is Balius, pure α-keratin that provides an extra dose of energy when the crop needs it most. “Balius is a new source of energy to unleash the potential of crops, for example, at times of maximum nutritional demand of the crop or in periods of abiotic stress,” explains Juárez.   

Balius biostimulant provides the crop with immediately absorbed energy and long-lasting effect thanks to a careful balance of free amino acids and short- and long-chain peptides. This contributes to a greater stimulation of the plant’s physiological and cellular processes, as well as to a more balanced nutrition. As a result, this new solution increases fruit production through better sprouting, flowering, fruit set and fruit retention. It also makes the crop more resistant to stress conditions, increasing its resistance to adverse conditions such as high temperatures, frost, drought, waterlogging, salinity, transplanting, pruning or osmotic imbalances.  

Thanks to its exclusive manufacturing process, based on a double biological hydrolysis, Balius is a nutritionally complete product, a source of organic nitrogen, stable, homogeneous and totally free of impurities. ”We emphasise the qualities of being complete, stable and homogenous, because these are great added values for the farmer that are not easy to find in hydrolysis products,” concludes Juárez.

About Symborg 

Symborg is a biotechnology company applied to the agricultural sector. It develops, manufactures and markets innovative biostimulants and biofertilisers, which contribute to strengthening crops, improving their physiological activity and stress tolerance, optimising and increasing their harvest potential and fruit quality.  

Symborg products are used in all types of crops and agricultural systems, contributing to a more sustainable agriculture. Founded in 2009 by Jesús Juárez and Félix Fernández, both with extensive professional careers in the fields of research and agriculture, Symborg has established itself as a leading agribusiness company.   It currently has offices in Spain and Portugal, France, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Turkey and China.