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Update: TPS rescheduled

Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia, TPS, has been rescheduled to 12 – 14 December 2017.


Staying on track

G. Manenti, V. Pescuma and S. Sarti, Alfa Laval Olmi SpA, Italy, provide an overview of the delivery schedule for a key piece of heat transfer equipment, process gas boiler packages, to fertilizer plants.


Preventing the 2°C

Oliver Henkes and Jörg Eckert, Heraeus Chemicals, Germany, detail highly efficient catalysts that reduce nitrous oxide emissions from nitric acid production by 95%.


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.


A natural boost

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


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.


A balancing act

Kate Wilcock, ICIS, UK, details the potential of a brief pardon for the global potash market with the second half of 2016 seeing price improvements but 2017 and beyond may be far from balanced.


Unsteady waters for phosphates

Phosphate markets are expected to come under pressure as new capacity starts up, supply begins to catch up with demand and prices weaken. Juan von Gernet and Chris Lawson, CRU Group, UK, report.


Weathering a fertilizer storm

In the September issue, Laura Cross, Integer Research, UK, illustrated the mixed fortunes of cyclical weakness in the nitrogen market: producer competitiveness and investment activity.


An accurate measure

One of the world’s largest phosphate mines has turned to Siemens for accurate production rate measuring, as Matt Morrissey, Siemens Canada, explained in Dry Bulk Autumn 2016.


Global Fertilizer Day launches on 13 October

On 13 October 2016, international agriculture professionals will gather in London to celebrate fertilizers and their essential role in sustaining the growing population.


A significant impact

In Dry Bulk's Spring issue, Ben Farey, CRU, UK, considers the impact of China on the global markets for fertilizer feedstocks.