Congratulations!! The R&D Team for the 151B1 strain technology transfer to DIAMOND QUANTUM has been awarded the National Innovation Award
The 20th National Innovation Award is bestowed upon the collaborative team comprising the Department of Plant Pathology at National Chung Hsing University and the Agricultural Technology Research Institute, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the diverse applications of Bacillus spore-forming bacterium. The research team has successfully identified a versatile strain, Bacillus subtilis 151B1, with practical applications in plant and animal health, ecological restoration, carbon reduction, and green cycles.
Products developed using the 151B1 strain not only demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in practical field verifications but also made significant strides in establishing an industrial-scale production process, ensuring safety through product toxicity tests. The team's project, themed "Microbial Solutions for Zero Emissions - Diverse Applications of Bacillus in Agricultural Green Cycles," received commendation for this exceptional achievement, earning them the National Innovation Award.
The developed Bacillus probiotic products possess the capability to produce various decomposing enzymes and antibacterial peptides. They can form a biological film in crop root systems, promoting the production of strawberries, cucumbers, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, passion fruits, tea, and other crops. This effectively addresses environmental adversities encountered in crop production such as diseases, droughts, and flooding. Not only does this reduce the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, but it also enhances crop yields while boosting the carbon sequestration and enrichment capacity of plants.
Additionally, incorporating these probiotics into feed for pigs, chickens, fish, and shrimp accelerates growth and improves meat quality. Furthermore, it enhances piglet immunity, mitigates chicken enteritis, and effectively reduces foul odors in aquaculture environments. In the context of fish and shrimp farming, it efficiently suppresses pathogenic bacteria in the intestines, reduces fish disease incidence, enhances water quality in aquaculture, and increases the content of algal feeds, demonstrating multifaceted efficacy.
The substantial contributions of this innovative research to agriculture and the environment underscore the nation's advancements in biotechnology. The team's achievements underscore their outstanding innovation and practical capabilities, deserving our warm congratulations and admiration.