Agenda

14:00 - 17:30
Technical showcases

Why isn''t Hemi the predominant phosphoric acid process?
Hemi Phos Acid Consulting Co. (div of John Wing PE LLC)

GEOSCAN-M use for process improvement in phosphate plants
Scantech

Case study: Upgraded fluoride scrubbers for compliance and improved operation at SSP plant in New Zealand
Armatec Environmental

Raising your competitiveness by meeting tomorrow’s emission standards for CO2/SOX/NOX and heavy metals
Carbon Process & Plant Engineering S.A. (CPPE)

New insights into material selection for phosphate applications
Industeel

Alloy 31 plus: A new Ni-Fe-Cr-Mo-Cu material suitable for phosphoric acid applications
VDM Metals

From low quality raw-materials to food grade phosphoric acid: The EcoPhos purification solution
EcoPhos

New process for phosphate upgrading through DCP production
Prayon Technologies S.A.


09:00 - 10:30
Global outlooks

Global phosphate market outlook
Get the CRU View on the global market, including an exploration of price lows experienced in 2019, how the market arrived at this situation and a forecast of how long low prices can be sustained. CRU’s Head of Phosphates will also examine how the market crash of 2019 impacted the project pipeline and long-term investments in the phosphate industry, and highlight some of the projects to keep an eye on, as well as some ‘left of field’ projects.
Chris Lawson, Research Manager, Fertilizers, CRU

Update on OCP’s CAPEX and sustainability developments
OCP is one of the world’s leading integrated phosphate producers. The presentation will provide insights into recent project and CAPEX developments, as well as highlighting the sustainability efforts that OCP is embarking on. 
OCP

The new normal? Exploring the impact of climate change and extreme weather on agriculture
As severe weather continues to provide upset to agricultural markets, the consequences on fertilizer demand can be significant. This presentation will provide an view from senior agricultural meteorology professional on what the future may hold. 


11:00 - 12:30
Regional outlooks

North American market outlook
The poor planting season in the US spring of 2019 had far reaching consequences on the global fertilizer market, further demonstrating the importance of this key supply and demand market.

China market outlook
The Chinese market has been increasingly pressured by negative margins, requiring higher cost producers to pull back on production. In parallel, Chinese demand has continued to fall as the government implements policies to improve fertilizer use efficiency. This presentation will detail the CRU view on what the future may hold for supply and demand dynamics for this key regional market.
Isabel Chen
, Analyst, CRU

European market outlook
The European market is expected to remain tight as supply is forecast to decline. This presentation will look at the factors shaping this market in the short to medium term.
Konstantin Golombek, Senior Agriculture & Environment Officer, Fertilizers Europe


14:00 - 17:30
Exploring the role of phosphate producers in the circular economy: Regulation, sustainability and innovation

Regulatory update: Exploring the impacts of the EU Critical Raw Materials (CRM) List reassessment and the New EU Fertilising Products Regulation (FRP)
Several new European regulations are set to change the dynamics of the phosphate industry in Europe. This presentation will provide insights into these regulatory changes and what it will mean for producers and consumers.

Johanna Bernsel
, Deputy Head if Unit, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME’s, European Commission

Phosphorous recycling showcase Phosphorous recovery and recycling are a crucial component of the circular economy. This showcase will highlight recent innovations, technologies and approaches to this vital subject for the global phosphates industry.

Moderator:
Chris Thornton, Secretariat, European Sustainable Phosphorous Platform

Showcase presentations:

Ash2Phos: From sewage sludge ash to clean phosphorous products; Presented by EasyMining

ICL Phosphate recycling unit; Presented by ICL Phosphate Commodity Europe

Reimagining resources: Enhancing nutrient stewardship through recovered phosphorous; Presented by Ostara Nutrient Solutions

Phosphorous recovery from wastewater streams using nano-enhanced absorptive media (P-sorb); Presented by Université Laval

Phos4Green; Presented by Glatt


09:00 - 10:45
Rock market dynamics and project updates

Phosphate rock market outlook
In 2019, the rock market mimicked the fertilizer market with reduced demand impacting prices. This presentation will look at the prospects for recovery, and the impact of low prices on investment appetite. Glen Kurokawa, Analyst, CRU

The Abu Tartour Plateau Development and the establishment if a world class phosphoric acid plant Mohamed Kamar, WAPHCO

Projects update
This panel will provide topical updates on a selection of global rock projects. Panellists to be confirmed

The twisted path to the start-up of new phosphate rock mines John Sinden, Senior Partner, JSA Ltd


11:15 - 12:45
Recent developments in the specialty and complex fertilizer markets

Exploring the opportunities for phosphates producers in the biostimulant and specialty agriculture markets

A look at the phosphate rock market for direct application at the Southern Cone region of Latin America
Dr. Martín Torres Duggan

Crystalline and soluble fertilizers
Matias Navarro, Veolia


14:00 - 15:30
Feed, industrial and specialty products

Food and industrial phosphate market outlook

Ajay Majahan, Unit head: Phosphates and Sulphites Divisions, Aditya Birla

 Technical MAP market oulook

 Feed market outlook

Catherine Thise, Marketing Business Analyst, Ecophos


16:00 - 17:00
Utilising new approaches to beneficiation for low-grade phosphate rock

Technology applicability of calcination and partially acidulation for utilization of low-grade phosphate rocks in Burkina Faso

Satoshi Nakamura, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences; et al

Beneficiation studies of Estonian phosphate rock

Kadriann Tamm, Geological Survey of Estonia


09:00 - 10:45
Beneficiation

How much metallurgical testing is enough?

Ewan Wingate, Worley

 Experiences on the beneficiation of rock phosphates using x-ray sorting machines at Ma’aden MWSPC

Jens-Michael Bergmann, TOMRA Sorting GmbH

Gemini anionics – A new surfactant family for flotation of phosphate ore

Nalija Smolko Schwarzmayr; et al, Nouryon


11:15 - 12:45
Process optimisation

Optimisation of industrial processes by developing a digital platform to automate and consolidate plant data

Tibaut Theys, Prayon Technologies S.A.

Purified phosphoric acid from low grade phosphate rock

Roy Movsowitz; et al, Tenova Advanced Technologies

What is eco-friendly and sustainable and can be used in fertilizer production?

Lucas More; et al, ArrMaz/Arkema


14:30 - 15:00
Phosphoric acid operations

PHOSFLOW® Technology for the mitigation of scale growth in heat exchangers: Trial results from Grupo Fertinal’s Phosphoric Acid Plant

John Carr; et al, Solvay

IMACID expansion project: Increase phosphoric acid production by 22%

Farooq Ellahi; et al, Andritz Separation, Inc.

 Role of additives in improving extraction efficiency of Phosphoric acid manufacture

G M Patel, Technical Director, CIFC ( Rahimtula Group of Companies)

 Solving foaming problems in phosphoric acid production

Juan Carrion; et al, Nalco Water


16:00 - 17:00
Sulphuric Acid

Synergy potentials within fertilizer production from heat recovery in sulphuric acid plants

Michael Kemmerich et al, Outotec

Bottlenecks in revamp of operated sulphuric acid systems

Vladimir Igin, NIUIF JSC


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