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Agrium and PotashCorp to become Nutrien

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. has announced that once the anticipated merger transaction closes, the new company will be named Nutrien.



FEB exits Bulgarian investment

First Energy Bank has exited from its investment in Bulgaria. FEB had invested in December 2013 jointly with Borealis in FEBORAN, which is an investment vehicle set up in Bulgaria to acquire 20.3% equity stake in Neochim.

 

Acron increases urea output

The capacity of Acron’s four urea units in Veliky Novgorod is now 1800 tpd, following an overhaul of four production units.

A tale of two fortunes: the MENA nitrogen market

Laura Cross and Benjamin Treadwell, Integer Research, UK, report on how the Middle East and North Africa region’s position as one of the most competitive nitrogen producers is changing.

 

Djibouti inaugurates potash port

Djibouti has installed a new US$90 million potash port in Ethiopia, which comes as the second of 4 new ports to be built.

DoJ approves DuPont and Dow merger

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Co. have reached a proposed agreement with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) that will permit the companies to proceed with their proposed merger of equals.


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Encanto could export 3.4 million tpy

Encanto Potash Corp. will have the capacity to produce and export 3.4 million tpy, according to a recently completed Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) by Amec Foster Wheeler.

 

A natural boost

Richard Ewing and Deepika Thapliyal, ICIS, UK, analyse natural gas as an increasingly powerful resource for fertilizer manufacturing.

 

Beyondie pumping at 20 l/s per km

Kalium Lakes Ltd (KLL) has released an update on current test pumping and brine analysis results for the Beyondie SOP Project.

 
 

Franklin Miller introduces Vulcanator

The new Vulcanator® KM10 is a heavy-duty granulator with the ability to reduce synthetic or natural rubber components, parts belts, parts of raw bales and more into small bits without significant heat rise.

 
 

Clariant CEO retires

Clariant has announced the retirement of Ken Golder, who serves as North America Region Head as well as President and CEO of both Clariant Corp. and Clariant Canada Inc.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Planting seeds of potential for potash

With potash playing a key role in meeting agriculture’s needs with 95% of it being used as fertilizer, World Fertilizer’s Assistant Editor Harleigh Hobbs spoke to Punkaj Gupta, Joint Managing Director & Group Chief Executive of Essel Group ME, about the company, its flagship potash project and the future of the industry.

 
 
 
 

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