Agenda 2020

15:15 - 17:30
Technical showcases

15:15 GEOSCAN-M use for process improvement in phosphate plants

15:30 Improve efficiency of fertilizer production with MAYA online LIBS analysers

15:45 Case study: Upgraded fluoride scrubbers for compliance and improved operation at SSP plant in New Zealand

Armatec Environmental

16:00 Raising your competitiveness by meeting tomorrow’s emission standards for CO2/SOX/NOX and heavy metals
Carbon Process & Plant Engineering S.A. (CPPE)

16:15 Controlling the fertilizer granulation process by measuring the size and shape of the granules on line

16:30 New insights into material selection for phosphate applications

16:45 GEA's approach to water soluble fertilizers

17:00 From low quality raw-materials to food grade phosphoric acid: The EcoPhos purification solution

17:15 New process for phosphate upgrading through DCP production
Prayon Technologies S.A.

09:00 - 09:45
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 and Fertilizer Analysis 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, Head of Fertilizer, CRU

09:45 - 10:15
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.
Mehdi Meliani, Director Strategic Analysis, OCP

11:00 - 11:45
Keynote presentation: Industry transformation and opportunities in light of circular economy developments

The finite nature of phosphorous means it is a prime target within the move towards a circular economy (CE). 

This keynote from globally recognised CE expert, Dr Janez Potocnik, will explore the concept of CE, and detail how industry can transform to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by circular economy developments. 

Janez Potocnik, Co-Chair, UNEP International Resource Panel

11:45 - 12:15
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.

NB. This presentation will be pre-recorded and CRU''s London analysis team will take questions on behalf of the presenter. 
Isabel Chen, Analyst, CRU

14:00 - 14:30
Regulatory update: Exploring the impacts of 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 of Unit, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME’s, European Commission

14:30 - 15:00
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 asbl

15:30 - 17:30
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.

Showcases include:

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

Presented by Glatt

Promoting phosphorus efficiency through capture and recycling
Presented by Phospholutions

Chris Thornton, Secretariat, European Sustainable Phosphorous Platform
Yariv Cohen, Development Manager, EasyMining Sweden AB
Anthony Zanelli, Vice President Phosphate Commodity Europe Operations & ESH, ICL Europe
Hunter Swisher, CEO, Phospholutions, Inc.
Robert Van Spingelen, Director of Business Development, EMEA, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc.
Ahren Britton, Chief Technology Officer, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc.
Didier Schons, Area Sales Manager, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

09:00 - 10:00
Commercial Agenda: Rock market dynamics and project updates

09:00 - 09:30
Phosphate Rock market update
 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. 
Glenn Kurokawa, Analyst, CRU

09:30 - 10:00
The Abu Tartour Plateau Development and the establishment if a world class phosphoric acid plant
Khaled Salama, Project Manager, WAPHCO

09:00 - 10:00
Technical Agenda: Beneficiation


09:00 - 09:30
Experiences on the beneficiation of rock phosphates using x-ray sorting machines at Ma’aden MWSPC
Jens-Michael Bergmann, Area Sales Manager Europe, MENA, India, TOMRA Sorting GmbH

09:30 - 10:00
Gemini anionics – A new surfactant family for flotation of phosphate ore
Natalija Smolko Schwarzmayr, Senior Scientist, Nouryon

10:30 - 12:00
Commercial Agenda: Recent developments in the specialty and complex fertilizer markets


10:30 - 11:00
Agricultural demand outlook
Rajiv Ram, Demand Analyst, CRU

11:00 - 11:30
A look at the phosphate rock market for direct application at the Southern Cone region of Latin America
Martin Torres Duggan, Senior Consultant, TECNOAGRO

11:30 - 12:00
Crystalline and soluble fertilizers: The future of P solubles is crystal clear
Sana Boulabiar, Process Engineer, Veolia Water Technologies

11:00 - 12:30
Technical Agenda: Process optimisation


11:00 - 11:30
Optimisation of industrial processes by developing a digital platform to automate and consolidate plant data
Tibaut Theys, General Manager, Prayon Technologies S.A.

11:30 - 12:00
What is eco-friendly and sustainable and can be used in fertilizer production?
Lucas Moore, Director of Coatings Technology, Arkema/ArrMaz

12:00 - 12:30
Reducing the Impurity of P2O5 in H2SiF6 Products from 75% to 10% by Modifying the Fluorine Recovery Unit for 8 Months in Petrokimia Gresik Phosphoric Acid Revamping Plant
Aldifi Kresmagus, Production Engineer, PT Petrokimia Gresik

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


14:00 - 14:30
Food phosphate and phosphoric acid market outlook
Ajay Mahajan, Senior President, Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd

14:30 - 15:00
P4 and the Critical Raw Materials Assessment
Willem Schipper, Director, Willem Schipper Consulting

15:00 - 15:30
Feed market outlook
Guillaume Milochau, Commercial Director, Aliphos

14:00 - 15:30
Technical Agenda: Phosphoric acid operations


14:00 - 14:20
PHOSFLOW® Technology for the mitigation of scale growth in heat exchangers: Trial results from Grupo Fertinal’s Phosphoric Acid Plant
John Carr, Global Technical Director - Alumina & Industrial Minerals, Solvay

14:20 - 14:40
IMACID Expansion Project: Increase phosphoric acid production capacity by upgrading reactor and adding a new ANDRITZ Tilting Pan Filter
Farooq Ellahi, Global Product Manager Tilting Pan Filters, Andritz AG

14:40 - 15:10
Role of additives in improving extraction efficiency of Phosphoric acid manufacture
G M Patel, Technical Director, C.I.F.C. Pvt Ltd

15:10 - 15:30
Solving foaming problems in phosphoric acid production
Paul Wiatr, Senior Marketing Manager, Nalco Water

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


16:00 - 16:30
Technology applicability of calcination and partially acidulation for utilization of low-grade phosphate rocks in Burkina Faso
16:30 - 17:00
Beneficiation studies of Estonian phosphate rock
Kadriann Tamm, Commercial Director, Geological Survey of Estonia

16:00 - 17:00
Technical Agenda: Sulphuric Acid


16:00 - 16:30
Synergy potentials within fertilizer production from heat recovery in sulphuric acid plants
Michael Kemmerich, Product Manager – Sulfuric Acid, Outotec

16:30 - 17:00
Bottlenecks in revamp of operated sulphuric acid systems
Vladimir Igin, Head of Sulphuric Acid Department, NIUIF JSC