2024 AGENDA

 
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12:00-13:00

12:00 | Registration & Exhibition opens

13:00-14:00

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

13:30 - 13:45

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Materials of Construction for Pumps, Valves and Speciality Items Used in the Production of Phosphoric Acid

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13:45 - 14:00

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Heavy Metal Control in Phosphate Value Chain – Effectively Overcoming the Socio Economic Challenges using ACCO-PHOS®

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14:00-15:00

14:00 - 14:15

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Enhancing Production Safety and Reliability: Smart Vibration Motors for Screens and Feeders

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14:15 - 14:30

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Reducing Life-Cycle-Costs by optimizing wear life and performance in Phosphate Fertilizer Production

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14:30 - 14:45

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Graphite Technology shell & tube heat exchangers using tubes without carbon fiber wrapping with advanced material technology

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14:45 - 15:00

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

CHEMETICS - 60 years of innovation for the sulphuric acid industry

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15:00-16:00

15:00 | Refreshment break

15:30 - 15:45

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Foam control in phosphate beneficiation

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15:45 - 16:00

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Using fully penetrative online analysis to determine elemental composition of processing streams in real time

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16:00-17:00

16:00 - 16:15

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Phosphate Ore Beneficiation Methodology for Flowsheet Development

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16:15 - 16:30

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Latest success story on the removal of iron bands and chert from a hardrock phosphate deposit using new TOMRA high resolution XRT-sorter

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16:30 - 16:45

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

SYLVASOLV™ Bio-oils Innovative and Sustainable Solution for Fertilizer Coatings and Phosphate Beneficiation Processes

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16:45 - 17:00

TECHNICAL SHOWCASES

Heat exchange advances and decarbonizing the fertilizer operations

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17:00-18:00

17:00 | Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Mediterranean Fertilizers DMCC

08:00-09:00

08:00 | Registration & Exhibition opens

PLENARY SESSION

08:50 - 09:00

PLENARY SESSION

Welcome words

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09:00-10:00

09:00 - 09:30

PLENARY SESSION

Phosphate market outlook: prices at a crossroads as supply limitations cancel out demand challenges in 2024

  • Do falling crop prices and challenging affordability represent headwinds to further demand recovery?
  • How will supply limitations evolve and are China export restrictions now the norm?
  • Where do phosphate prices go from here after prolonged resilience?
  • What does LFP demand growth mean for the wider phosphate industry?

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09:30 - 10:45

PLENARY SESSION

PANEL DISCUSSION - Global custodians discuss the role of the phosphate industry to deliver food security and meet energy transition goals.

  • Role of phosphate industry in food security
  • Phosphate industry and energy transition
  • Impact of trade barriers on European fertilizer market
  • Logistics and transportation challenges
  • Supply chain resilience and adaptation

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10:00-11:00

10:45 | Refreshment break

11:00-13:00

TRACK 1

SESSION 1

Global phosphate producers share market intelligence on their local markets, global opportunities and strategies for success in the current climate

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

11:15 - 11:45

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Verticalization of phosphate value chain for safe, stable, and sustainable supply of phosphorus from European sources

  • Innovative mineral resource company to become a responsible supplier of critical raw materials (CRM) from Europe
  • Verticalized phosphate extraction and phosphorus processing under the highest ESG standards to supply carbon-neutral phosphorus for food security and green & digital transition (semiconductors, microchips, EV batteries and solar panels, among others)
  • Enablers and barriers to sustainable phosphate value chain in Europe

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11:45 - 12:15

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

The future of farming and what it means for the fertilizer industry

  • Brief thoughts on the innovation of P fertilizers throughout human history – past, present, and future directions
  • Global agronomic macro trends and their implications for input demand
  • The importance of innovation in the fertilizer industry in the age of ag-tech and precision farming
  • How can the global phosphates supply chain become more ag-centric and prepare for the next generation of relationship between fertilizer producers and consumers?

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TRACK 2

SESSION 1

Phosphate Rock: mining, assessment and processing

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

11:15 - 11:35

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Achieving energy efficiency through active control of steam turbines

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11:35 - 11:55

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Improvement of the Energy efficiency on the Phosphate Rock grinding

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11:55 - 12:15

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Closing Grinding Circuit with Fine Screens

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12:00-13:00

12:15 - 12:45

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Dynamics of growing consumer demand from India

  • Learning from past trend analysis
  • Future demand projection of fertiliser
  • Factors driving the growth
  • Branding and brand loyalty
  • Consumer behaviour influencers
  • Demand disruptors

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12:15 - 12:45

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Use of low grade phosphate for superphosphate production

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12:45 | Lunch

13:00-14:00

SESSION 2

Capital Markets and Regulatory Update

SESSION 2

Phosphoric Acid Plant Operations

14:00-15:00

14:00 - 14:30

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Regional Focus: North America Mosaic’s view on global product and market dynamics; and update on US operation integration

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14:30 - 15:00

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Phosphate rock innovations to meet agri-food-energy market demands: new perspectives and emerging paradigms

  • Phosphate rock as a critical resource for life, Emerging approaches and paradigms to assess PR contribution to food security and meet environmental demands
  • Overview of key phosphate rock markets in Latin America for plant nutrition use (e.g. PR for direct application, PR-based innovative formulations, etc.) and emerging uses (e.g. Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries)
  • Main features of South America's Phosphate rock deposits and their potential for direct application (i.e. agronomic use) or industrial processing (i.e. phosphoric acid and/r phosphate fertilizer production). Bifox´s study cases

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14:00 - 14:20

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Engineering by Experience for Phosphoric Acid Plants

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14:20 - 14:45

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Novel Mg leachingHigh sustainable process, generating no effluents, allow fertilizer and phosphoric acid producers to increase their potential raw material supplier such as rock until  3.5% MgO

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14:45 - 15:10

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Fluorine Management in Phosphoric Acid Plants

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15:00-16:00

15:00 - 15:30

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Phosphate Rock Market Outlook – how long can exceptionally wide price disparities persist?

  • Corporate strategies and trade limitations restricting output of higher grade rock
  • Shifting trade dynamics see Jordan and Egypt rapidly gain market share
  • New projects geared towards traded market, but are these large enough to impact prices?
  • China rock supply beginning to witness pull from LxFP sector

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15:10 - 15:30

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

How Enhanced Reality technology increases operator competency and reduces human error

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15:30 | Refreshment break

16:00-17:00

SESSION 3

Phosphate Mining and Environmental Impact

SESSION 3

Phosphoric Acid: production,operations and processes

16:00 - 16:25

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Mastering new challenges: Design expertise and equipment manufacturing know-how for sustainable and efficient thermal processing of phosphoric acid

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16:25 - 16:45

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Novel Scale Inhibitor Enables Phosphoric Acid Producers to Significantly Improve Phosphoric Acid Production

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16:45 - 17:05

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Implementation of a CFD approach for the assessment of circulation pump’s performance in a phosphoric acid concentration system

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17:00-18:00

17:05 - 17:30

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Partnership for Redesign and Alternative Materials to a Graphite Phosphoric Acid Evaporator

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17:30 | Drinks Reception

18:00-19:00

18:30 | End of Day 2

08:00-09:00

08:00 | Registration & Exhibition Opens

SESSION 1

Phosphate Mining and Environmental Impact

SESSION 1

Phosphate Beneficiation

09:00-10:00

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

09:00 - 09:30

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Specialty Phosphate market outlook: Rapid LFP demand to strain specialty phosphate supply

  • LFP demand growth has potential to greatly tighten supply of purified phosphoric acid (PPA) and tMAP
  • How will key exports of PPA and tMAP from key producer China evolve as a result?
  • What will this mean for specialty phosphate prices and potential premiums for cathode-grade product?

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09:30 - 10:00

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Financing junior phosphates projects: What is the investment appetite?

  • What is the long-term pipeline of project development and where is phosphate exploration being focused?
  • Project finance climate: Attitude to phosphate investment among investors and exploring alternative finance options
  • How do independent phosphate developers acquire debt and equity funding?
  • How are operationally challenging phosphate deposits evaluated?
  • How are junior miners handling the pressures of de-globalization and energy transition? 

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TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

09:00 - 09:25

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Valorization Opportunities in Phosphate Beneficiations

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09:25 - 09:50

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Phosphate ore beneficiation and fertilizer coating additives

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09:50 - 10:10

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

A novel collector for calcite flotation in phosphate beneficiation

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10:00-11:00

10:00 - 10:30

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Industry partnerships to advance nutrient use efficiency on farm

  • Collaboration between start-ups and corporates
  • Advancing sustainability targets through innovation
  • Technologies to drive more value for manufacturers
  • Accelerating farmer adoption of new technologies

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10:10 - 10:30

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Sustainable Solutions for the Beneficiation of Phosphate

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10:30 | Refreshment break

11:00-13:00

11:00 - 11:30

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

CRU VIEW How can the lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery supply chain grow to sustain demand?

  • What does the rise of LFP batteries mean for the phosphates industry?
  • How can barriers be overcome for LFP uptake outside of China?
  • How can the phosphoric acid industry keep up with this demand?

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SESSION 2

Specialty Fertilizer. Market update and Innovation

11:30 - 12:00

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

The growth of the LFP battery market may require the global purified phosphoric acid industry to double in size

  • LFP growth leading to PPA demand growth
  • Overlay increased PPA demand over current PPA supply
  • How can the P industry respond to increased PPA demand

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11:00 - 11:30

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

How we can apply Machine Learning and AI to control and optimize areas in the Phosphate process to save energy, improve quality and process stability, reduce costs and increase profitability.

 

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SESSION 2

Phosphogypsum and process by-products

11:30 - 12:00

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Phosphogypsum Valorisation with Rapidwall – Solutions for Achieving 100% Reuse with Premium Sustainable Housing

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12:00-13:00

12:00 - 12:30

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

LFP Batteries Advantages & Future Prospects

  • Projections for the LFP market and the resulting need for PPA
  • How the nature of phosphate concentrate will/can affect PPA production for the LFP
  • The Importance of a reliable western source
  • ESG factors - wet v. thermal

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12:00 - 12:30

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Gypsum Regeneration with Clean Energy in the Fertilizer Industry

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12:30 | Lunch

13:00-14:00

SESSION 3

Phsophoric acid and LFP

13:30 - 14:00

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

The global specialty fertilizer market: Challenges & Opportunities

  • Defining specialty fertilizers & market sizing
  • Recent development of the industry
  • Risks & opportunities that lay ahead

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SESSION 3

Novel solutions in fertilizer production

13:30 - 14:00

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

Experience of Debottlenecking of Complex Fertilizer Plant with CASALE Granulator Pipe Reactor (GPR) at IFFCO Kandla

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14:00-15:00

14:00 - 14:30

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Latest updates from selected phosphate mining developments and discussion of the key challenges and opportunities faced by project developers

  • Arianne Phosphate Project Overview and Developments: Key Challenges and Opportunities
  • First Phosphate LFP Battery Project Overview

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14:30 - 15:00

COMMERCIAL AND MARKETS TRACK

Implementing cost-effective strategies to minimize dry bulk fertilizer leakage in ports

  • Budget-Friendly Approaches to Drastically Reduce Fertilizer Leakage into the Sea
  • Training of Port Personnel: Reducing Spillage During the Loading and Unloading of Dry Bulk Fertilizer
  • Understanding the Impact: The Consequences of Fertilizer Discharge into Ecologically Sensitive Seas

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14:00 - 14:30

TECHNICAL INNOVATION TRACK

LIBS – safe and cost-effective technique for online elemental analysis in phosphate ore processing and fertilizer production

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15:00-16:00

15:00 | End of Conference

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