BioTurf is proud to announce successful scaling of laboratory processes for creating BCH's PolyA and BioLight in a commercial biofermentation system for production of HardyRoot™.  This optimizes for quality and cost by leverging innovative biofermentation, automated computer controls, and the latest Machine Learning AI techniques.



Shown here, a BioTurf scientist monitors the biofermentation process at BioTurf's industrial production facility.



Fully automated

Quality assurance, consistency, and repeatability are central to industrial standardization and commercial production.  BioTurf has developed an automated, computer controlled production system for executing and monitoring the process for creating HardyRoot™.


Machine Learning AI

To optimize yield, cost, and effectiveness of the generated compound, BioTurf has developed an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to track IOT data, train Machine Learning models, and bring AI to the production of HardyRoot™.

HardyRoot™ Whitepaper

BioTurf adds another patented biofabricated compound to market.



Novel Cost-Effective Solution For Enhancing Crop Production And Grass Plant Growth With Environmental Protection

BioCapital Holdings, LLC, through its subsidiary BCH BioTurf, LLC, has developed a patented, cost effective, and environmentally friendly competitive solution for grass growth and crop production, HardyRoot™. HardyRoot™ is manufactured through a fermentation process that produces specific proteins which act as key active ingredients in our formulation. We combine other natural compounds that results in a mixture of proteins having a molecular structure that gives it versatility and an impactful effectiveness.

BCH BioTurf's exciting new product, HardyRoot™ is a versatile, biologically made, protein mix that can be used in a wide array of industries, due to its diverse functionality. The hydrophilic properties of HardyRoot™, due to the alcohol and amide groups present, attract moisture already present in the soil in the form of water vapor, especially during high humidity and high heat conditions. This moisture management makes the grass heat resistant, improves water holding capacity, reduces watering requirements and minimizes everyday drought stress cycles to help control dry spots. HardyRoot™ represents the future of manufacturing, using biotechnology to make novel compounds and materials, where nature can be imitated without being destroyed.

PolyA Whitepaper

BioTurf is excited to bring commercially available products leveraging patented innovations from BioCapital Holdings.


Poly A

BioTurf has developed a patented, cost effective, and environmentally friendly competitive solution for producing foam, plant growth and production. This product is made from an extract produced by a live cell factory which is made by assembling different genetic parts that direct this small factory towards the production of specific metabolites, the main component in PolyA. This process yields an extract, which is filtered and devoid of any cells (dead or live), in turn this extract can be dried to a solid form, depending on intended use.


PolyA is a versatile, biologically made, polysaccharide that can be used as a chitosan alternative or even be used in conjunction with chitosan in a wide array of industries. PolyA and similar compounds the are future of manufacturing using microorganisms to make novel compounds and materials, where nature can be imitated without being destroyed.

Why "biofabrication" is the next industrial revolution

What if we could "grow" clothes from microbes, furniture from living organisms and buildings with exteriors like tree bark? TED Fellow Suzanne Lee shares exciting developments from the field of biofabrication and shows how it could help us replace major sources of waste, like plastic and cement, with sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives.

TED Talk

Field Test of Grass Product

Recent golf course test...


Treatment Root Length Pull Force Cytokinins
Control 0.2" 12.5 N 13.2 ng/g
Treatment 1 1.5" 22 N 29.31 ng/g
Treatment 2 1" 22 N 14.13 ng/g
Treatment 3 2" 19 N 9 ng/g
Treatment 1 w/o fertilizer 3" 16 N  
Control w/o fertilizer 1.5" 12 N  


Control in soil without fertilizer



Treatment 1 in soil without fertilizer



Control with fertilizer in soil


Treatment 1 with fertilizer in soil



Treatment 2 with fertilizer in soil


Treatment 3 with fertilizer in soil



Measuring Pull Force



Florida Algae Crisis: Following fertilizer leads to farms, golf courses, landscaping amid algae blooms

Follow the fertilizer.


One of the suspected culprits of the toxic algae blooms that have plagued south Florida waterways since June can be traced to farms and groves, lawns and golf courses, landscaping and Orlando theme parks. Even local governments may be feeding the blooms. Septic tank leakage has factored as well.


And, environmental experts said, climate change behind fiercer storms and increased heat can bear some blame.


But the trail to the truth, like the polluted water itself, appears murky.



Pennsylvania bill would place limits on fertilizer

Pennsylvania bill would place limits on fertilizer placed on lawns, golf courses, schools


You may want the greenest lawn possible, but a proposed Pennsylvania law may limit how much grass fertilizer you can use in trying to achieve it.

The bill passed the state Senate 47-3 in March, and is now in the state House.



Grow your own clothes

Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing.

TED Talk

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