Phosphate Innovation Challenge [photo]

Welcome to the Phosphate Innovation Challenge!

Help us to create the ultimate organic use for Phosphate.

Think you've got what it takes to redefine the future of farming? Then don't hesitate – seize this moment to showcase your creativity and expertise. Enter the Phosphate Innovation Challenge today, and you could be the one to unlock the door to a new era in agriculture.

But that's not all – in addition to the unparalleled satisfaction of knowing you're shaping the future, there's a tempting prize awaiting the most innovative minds. How does an all-inclusive holiday for two sound? Picture yourself basking in the sun, revelling in well-deserved relaxation, all courtesy of your groundbreaking idea.

And here's the icing on the cake: by entering the Phosphate Innovation Challenge, you're not just competing for a prize – you're opening doors to potential business partnerships. Imagine your idea catching the eye of industry leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs eager to bring it to life. This competition isn't just about recognition; it's about forging connections that could propel your idea from concept to reality.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us in this exhilarating journey of discovery, invention, and possibility. Enter the Phosphate Innovation Challenge today, and let's embark on something truly extraordinary – together.

How to enter

Ready to share your groundbreaking idea with the world?

Entering the Phosphate Innovation Challenge is easy – simply submit your proposal through our user-friendly online platform. We're eager to hear your innovative solution to revolutionise agriculture with Nanophos.

3 Easy steps [graphic]

To get started, click the 'Enter Now' button below and follow the prompts to upload your idea. Be sure to provide clear details, compelling insights, and any supporting materials to help bring your vision to life.

Don't miss this chance to showcase your creativity, expertise, and potential for partnership.

Enter today and take the first step toward making your mark on the future of farming!


More about Nanophos

Nanophos [logo]

Nanophos, a sub 38 micron product of Kropz Elandsfontein, has emerged as a potent yet underutilised resource with vast potential for innovation and creativity. Produced through Kropz's cutting-edge processes, Nanophos possesses unique properties that make it an intriguing substance with a wide array of applications waiting to be explored.

What exactly is Nanophos? This remarkable phosphorus rock is a nanomaterial derived from the refining processes at Kropz. Composed of ultrafine particles, Nanophos exhibits remarkable chemical and physical properties, making it a versatile material with myriad potential uses.

From its inception, Kropz has been committed to sustainable practices, and the discovery of Nanophos underscores this dedication. Rather than viewing it simply as another product line, Kropz sees Nanophos as an opportunity for innovation and sustainability, seeking to harness its potential in ways that benefit not only the company but society at large.

Now, Kropz is excited to announce the Phosphate Innovation Challenge, inviting creative minds from around the world to propose novel, cost-effective, and inventive commercial uses for this remarkable product in agriculture. The possibilities for Nanophos are limited only by imagination.

Participants are encouraged to think outside the box, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with Nanophos. Whether it's developing new materials, creating innovative products, or devising novel processes, the Phosphate Innovation Challenge is an opportunity to showcase ingenuity and make a meaningful impact.

The competition will be judged by a panel of experts. Winning entries will not only receive recognition for their creativity and innovation but also have the chance for a long-term partnership with Kropz to bring their ideas to life.

Join us in unlocking the full potential of Nanophos and shaping a future where average becomes a source of opportunity and innovation. Together, let's redefine what is possible and pave the way for a more sustainable and prosperous world.

Are you ready to unleash your creativity? Enter the Phosphate Innovation Challenge today and be part of something extraordinary.

Phosphate Innovation Challenge [photo]
Kropz Elandsfontein’s Direct Application Phosphate Rock (Nanophos) Characteristics and Availability
  • Kropz Elandsfontein Mine is producing DAPR as a phosphorus rock from the process of beneficiating mined ore to 31 % P2O5.
  • Nanophos is an unaltered organic sedimentary phosphate rock that is partially water and citric acid-soluble.
  • Nanophos contains 21 % P2O5.
  • P205 % citric acid solubility (2% acid) is 38 %.
  • P2O5 % Water solubility is 10%.
  • Particle size is 66% < 25 microns.
  • Chemical and physical analyses compare well with other international reactive sedimentary phosphate rocks.
  • Product to be made available as lumps, fines, or pelletised.
  • Contains other beneficial elements (refer to product specification).
Possible economic, agronomic, and environmental benefits
  • Cost-effective.
  • Slow release of P.
  • Can be mixed with other water-soluble fertilisers.
  • Used for soil P correction.
  • Resistance to leach into water sources.
Management Practices
  • Broadcast into soil followed by tillage.
  • Ideal for more acidic soils with pH<6.5 in the absence of other water-soluble fertilisers.
  • More suitable for higher rainfall areas or under irrigation.
  • Ideal for use on long-term perennial crops.


Please enter your details and upload your proposal document in order to participate in our Phosphate Innovation Challenge competition.

Powered by BreezingForms
Nanophos Phosphate Innovation Challenge [logo]

Terms and conditions: Competition rules


The Phosphate Innovation Challenge ("the Challenge") is open to individuals aged 18 years and above, from any country around the world.

Submission Requirements:

All entries must be submitted through the designated online platform provided by Kropz Elandsfontein Mine. Entries must include the participant's full name, mobile phone number, email address, proposed plan title, and a detailed description of the innovation. Any additional supporting materials or documents should be uploaded as per the instructions on the platform.

Ownership and Intellectual Property:

By submitting an entry to the Challenge, participants acknowledge that they retain ownership of any intellectual property rights associated with their proposal. However, participants grant Kropz Elandsfontein Mine a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, and display the submitted content for promotional and marketing purposes related to the Challenge.

Originality and Plagiarism:

Entries must be the original work of the participant(s) and must not infringe upon any third party rights, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights. Plagiarised or copied content will result in disqualification from the Challenge.


Kropz Elandsfontein Mine respects the confidentiality of participants' ideas and will not disclose any confidential information provided in the submissions to third parties without prior consent, except as required by law.

Data Protection:

Any personal information relating to the winner or a Participant will be used solely in accordance with the CPA and POPIA and will not be disclosed to a third party in contravention of POPIA.

Selection Process:

Entries will be evaluated based on creativity, innovation, feasibility, potential impact, and alignment with the theme of revolutionising agriculture with Nanophos. The decision of the judging panel appointed by Kropz Elandfontein Mine will be final and binding. The procurement is an invitation to make an offer to Kropz, and a contract will only come into effect after Kropz has accepted it. Kropz may set conditions.


The participant(s) whose entry is selected as the winner of the Challenge will receive an all-inclusive holiday package for two, details of which will be communicated separately. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or any other alternative.

Partnerships and Collaborations: Participation in the Challenge does not guarantee any business partnerships or collaborations with Kropz Elandsfontein Mine or any other entities. However, selected participants may be approached for further discussions regarding potential partnerships based on the merit of their proposals.


Kropz Elandsfontein Mine and its affiliates shall not be liable for any loss, damage, or injury arising out of or in connection with participation in the Challenge, including but not limited to any technical malfunctions, computer viruses, or unauthorised access to participant submissions.

Modification and Termination:

Kropz Elandfontein Mine reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Challenge at any time without prior notice, for any reason deemed necessary.

Governing Law:

The Challenge and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa, and any disputes arising out of or in connection with the Challenge shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.

By participating in the Phosphate Innovation Challenge, participants agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions and any decisions made by Nanophos regarding the Challenge.

[No form id or name provided!]
Page 1 of 3