Nitrogen-fixing bacteria can be applied as an inoculant or a seed dressing



Azotic Technologies Ltd was established to develop and commercialise a natural nitrogen technology that provides a sustainable solution to fertiliser overuse.

N-Fix is a patented technology based on a beneficial bacteria Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd) derived from sugar cane for coating plant seeds in order to create a symbiotic relationship within the plant enabling it to substitute the nitrogen it normally takes up from the soil with atmospheric nitrogen – thus reducing dependency on nitrogen fertilisers.

Features of N-Fix:

  • Is environmentally friendly and contains no toxins. 
  • Is ubiquitous to all crops. 
  • Provides every cell in the plant with the ability to fix its own nitrogen. 
  • Replaces up to 50% of the plant’s nitrogen needs. 
  • Offers a significant cost benefit to the grower through reduction in the use of nitrogen based fertilisers. 
  • Is neither genetic modification (GM) nor bio-engineering. 
  • Is different from other inoculant technologies and products on the market.

Azotic Technologies will commercialise technologies based on this platform through appropriate partnerships in R&D and routes to market.  


Azotic Technologies has a dedicated team of scientists working in our laboratories at BioCity in Nottingham. An ambitious research programme will see this facility become a centre of excellence for Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd).


Azotic’s new nitrogen-fixing technology has been developed by Professor Edward (Ted) Cocking FRS, a leading world expert on nitrogen and plant science. Professor Cocking is Director of the Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation at the University of Nottingham. He has pioneered studies on the interaction of nitrogen-fixing bacteria with plant cells in non-legume crops and the regeneration of cereals from cell cultures. Professor Cocking is a Fellow of the Royal Society and also a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation and Institute of Biology. He was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for International Research on Plant Nitrogen Fixation by the University of Toledo, USA in 2004.

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