CARBON PK™ was applied on 617 acres this spring across Western Canada

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 1, 2023 – Progressive Planet (TSXV: PLAN) (OTCQB: ASHXF) (“Progressive Planet”, “PLAN”, or the “Company”), a leader in developing CleanTech solutions for the planet, delivers to market its first proprietary, natural fertilizer under the brand CARBON PK.

An initial production run of the Company’s proprietary blend of natural forms of fertilizer inputs and additives has been sold and applied onto 617 acres in Western Canada. CARBON PK was applied at a rate 50% less than the typical rate of conventional chemical fertilizer per acre, aligning with the Canadian Federal Government’s national target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer application by 30% by 2030.

CARBON PK was developed under the joint development agreements announced on December 8, 2022, and is the first of three natural fertilizers to be sold commercially under the agreements. The three wholly owned fertilizers, at varying stages of development, are designed to reduce the carbon footprint of the $60 Billion agrochemicals industry and rebuild soil, so it is better able to store CO2 and grow food for our rising population.

In addition to being applied to 617 acres, CARBON PK is undergoing greenhouse grow trials on four crops: wheat, canola, barley, and hemp. These four crops, according to Statistics Canada, are projected to be seeded on more than 24 million hectares in Canada this year representing an addressable market for CARBON PK of more than $1 Billion.

“Combined performance results from greenhouse grow trials and field production will be available this fall and used for scaling up production of Carbon PK at our Kamloops manufacturing plant as early as Spring 2024,” said Progressive Planet CEO Steve Harpur.


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