How BioComplex (BCx) Works

Where there is life, microbes are at work, breaking down waste and building up nutrients. All biological processes and many industries depend on how well microbes perform. Ekogea’s BCx underpins life by feeding and protecting the microbes in their ‘hosts’ and in the environment.

Supporting the microbes that do this work is complex but we make it simple. Wherever the environment is wet and warm, BCx assures efficiency and beneficial biological activity. BCx works in waste, in the gut, in soil, water and on skin - wherever microbes live and work.

So, whether it is supplying feed to animals, growing crops, cleaning waste water or producing energy from waste materials microbes make it happen and Ekogea’s BCx improves the natural process.

Ekogea’s Solution

Ekogea’s solution has BioComplex at its heart. There are a number of different product versions, all 100% natural and all having specific applications in such areas as Anaerobic Digestion, Waste Water Treatment and Agriculture particularly animal health crops and soil.

BCx is a superior growth formula derived from marine algae providing rich ‘accessible’ food for microbes. It feeds and protects microbes using natural biological mechanisms accelerated by virtue of Ekogea’s unique process:

  • BCx provides huge ion exchange capacity via its organic polyuronic acid content;
  • Compounds and elements harmful to digestion and biological processes are buffered whilst sugar rich oligosaccharides feed active microbes to enhance proliferation and biological stability;
  • BCx high pH level reduces ammonia (NH₃ becomes NH₄) and H₂S (becomes elemental Sulphur);
  • The protection of anaerobes improves the environment without chemicals and in the case of Animal Health it reduces the incidence of disease, antibiotic use and reduces mortality;
  • There are no live bacteria or enzymes added; this is due to the hostile environment in the intestine where a very low survival rate of any introduced bacteria is likely, consequently we adopt the prebiotic approach to enhance the existing good bacteria.
  • The overall impact is improved biological performance

How does it do this?

Ion exchange

Polyuronic acid in BCx provides ion exchange which paves the way for microbial diversity and health by reducing impediments like ammonia, antibiotics, sanitisers, and free ion inhibitors. In the real world, sound microbiology is optimised with the benefit of ion exchange.

Unique food for microbes

Oligosaccharides in BCx offer microbes an ideal food rarely found in nature. Trace minerals and micro-nutrients also do their part.

Gel-like matrix

The physical, gelling property of BCx evenly distributes nutrients which promotes healthy and diverse microbial colonies, in situ, where they do their work – in the gut, in soil or waste, in biogas plants and elsewhere….

Typical Analysis of Ascophyllum nodosum

Typical Analysis of the marine algae Ascophyllum nodosum (also known as feamainn bhuí, rockweed, Norwegian kelp, knotted kelp, knotted wrack or egg wrack). General Properties – dark green in colour with a salty marine flavour

  • Total Protein 10.5
  • Fat 2.4
  • Fiber 7.0
  • Ash salt-free 25
  • Carbohydrates 58.6
  • Alginic acid 26.7
  • Laminarin 9.3
  • Mannitol 4.2
  • Methylpentosans 7.0
  • Other sugars 11.4
  • Ascorbic acid (C) 500 – 2000
  • Tocopherols (E) 150 – 300
  • Carotene (A) 30 – 60
  • Ba 15 – 50
  • Niacin 10 – 30
  • Vitamin K 10
  • Riboflavin 5 – 10
  • Ni 2 – 5
  • V 1.5 – 3
  • Thiamin 1 – 5
  • Folic acid 0.1 – 0.5
  • Folinic acid 0.1 – 0.5
  • Biotin 0.1 – 0.4
  • Vitamin B12 0.004
  • Alanine 5.52
  • Lysine 4.24
  • Arginine 5.47
  • Methionine 1.07
  • Aspartic Acid 9.88
  • Phenylalanine 3.54
  • Cystine 1.49
  • Proline 3.71
  • Glycine 5.70
  • Serine 4.92
  • Glutamic Acid 12.03
  • Threonine 4.60
  • Histidine 1.29

(% of total Amino Acids)

  • Aluminium .193
  • Antimony .00014
  • Barium .00128
  • Boron .0194
  • Calcium 1.904
  • Chlorine 3.68
  • Cobalt .00123
  • Copper .00064
  • Fluorine .03265
  • Germanium .00001
  • Gold .00001
  • Iodine .0624
  • Iron .08956
  • Lantanum .00001
  • Lead .00001
  • Lithium .00001
  • Magnesium .213
  • Manganese .1235
  • Mercury .00019
  • Molybdenum .00159
  • Nickel .0035
  • Nitrogen .0624
  • Phosphorus .211
  • Potassium 1.28
  • Rubidium .00001
  • Selenium .00004
  • Silicon .1642
  • Sodium 4.18
  • Sulfur 1.564
  • Strontium .07488
  • Thallium .00029
  • Tin .00001
  • Titanium .00001
  • Tungsten .00003
  • Vanadium .00053
  • Zinc .00352

Trace or Undeclared Amounts:
Beryllium, Bromine, Bismuth, Cadmium, Carbon, Cesium, Cerium, Chromium, Gallium, Hydrogen, Indium, Iridium,
Niobium, Osmium, Oxygen, Palladium, Platinum, Radium, Rhodium, Silver, Tellurium, Thorium, Uranium, Zirconium

Our Story

Our chief scientist and microbiologist, Goran Ďorđič, sought to find a better way to support microbes where they live and work. Goran’s “Eureka” moment came when he isolated and extracted the polyuronic acid and oligosaccharides content – intact – biologically from marine algae, ascophyllum nodosum (although other raw materials could be used). Ekogea’s intellectual property, BCx, was born.

Ekogea purchases sustainably farmed ‘organic’ quality marine algae from Scotland, Norway and other North Atlantic suppliers. Ekogea (UK) has the licence to distribute Ekogea products in the UK and overseas.

Contact

Call us today on 01752 424949 to find out about more.

Further Information

Northern Office

Cae Mawr, Cynwyd, Corwen, Denbighshire LL21 0EU

Southern Office

Unit 4, Stowford Business Park, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0BE

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