First amino acids in agriculture
The first mention of "biogenic stimulants" in scientific literatures dates from the thirties. In the seventies, the first amino acid biostimulants were produced and sold for the agricultural market.
Our R&D start into protein hydrolysates
In 2007, Damaco Group initiates R&D into poultry protein hydrolysates in collaboration with Italian and Russian universities and with support from the European Commission.
A new production facility
In 2013, we started with the construction of a new facility in Dendermonde, dedicated to the production of protein hydrolysates. Production of the first hydrolysates starts in 2015.
The first Aphasol experiments
In 2016, we initiated the first experiments with an early version of the Aphasol amino acid biostimulant on plants.
A long-term collaboration with Ghent University
2018 marked the start of our collaboration with the University of Ghent, with the first Aphasol lab tests to identify the active ingredients and analyse the specific biostimulating effects.
Launch on the Belgian market
The Aphasol brand was launched at the end of 2021, after another successful trial season.
2021 also marked the start of a € 1.3 million VLAIO research project in collaboration with Ghent University to further develop and extend the Aphasol product line.
Towards exponential growth
Impressive 2022 sales figures are fully reinvested in further research and continued growth.
A total of 20 trials by expert research centers is complemented by more than 50 farm trials. All spread over a dozen of crops on 2 continents.