Welcome to the first issue of World Fertilizer. This is a brand new magazine from the global business-to-business publisher, Palladian Publications Ltd. World Fertilizer fits into our portfolio of titles alongside such established global brands as Hydrocarbon Engineering, World Pipelines and LNG Industry and its overlap with these existing magazines creates a powerful synergy for both our network of international readers and advertisers.
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The genesis of any new magazine title is a complex process and is not without its share of blood, sweat and tears. However, I can honestly say that the journey toward this first issue has been both fascinating and rewarding in equal measure and I am extremely grateful for all of the generous help and advice that has been offered to the World Fertilizer team along the way.
Never before have I been involved in a new magazine launch that has elicited so much interest and enthusiastic support from the industry it seeks to serve before an issue has even gone to press. This hugely positive reception serves to highlight the industry’s genuine need and desire for a high-quality international technical publication covering the global fertilizer sector and we very much look forward to filling this void. To this end, I am delighted to announce that in 2017 we will be further demonstrating our firm commitment to this industry sector by producing six issues of World Fertilizer on a bimonthly basis. Please contact us for further information and for a copy of our Media Information; planning is already well underway for these upcoming issues and we anticipate receiving our ABC audit statement soon after this September issue has been published.
In tandem with this printed edition of the magazine, a digital version is also available as an App. Please visit www.worldfertilizer.com for information on how to both register to receive a regular printed copy of the magazine and to download the App. We also welcome your input via our social media channels and would encourage you to seek us out on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter. No magazine should be published in a vacuum and we value your thoughts and feedback.
This inaugural issue sees a comprehensive line-up of in-depth technical articles on a range of topics from ammonia synthesis catalysts to improving performance with specialised turbomachinery technology, as well as insights into fertilizer blending, storage and handling. There is a regional report on the changing fortunes of the North American fertilizer sector and keynote articles from Integer Research providing analysis of the global nitrogen market and CRU Group on the outlook for the phosphate sector. I would like to thank all of our contributors for their input into the September issue and trust that you will enjoy this and future issues of World Fertilizer magazine.
And finally, next month sees the launch of the Global Fertilizer Day. This event marks the anniversary of Fritz Haber’s discovery of ammonia synthesis and seeks to raise awareness of the immense contribution that fertilizers have made and continue to make across the globe each and every day. World Fertilizer applauds this ambitious initiative by Fertilizers Europe. Please read the Guest Comment on p. 5 of this issue for further information.