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Technical Agenda

14:30 - 17:45
Technical showcase

14:30  Robust governance processes for assurance on the accuracy of reported Exploration results, Resources and Reserves
Presented by: SRK Consulting
14:45 Proven methodologies for efficiently handling phosphate ore and finished products
Presented by:  Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
15:00 Modern screening technologies for maximizing quality & efficiency improvements
Presented by: RHEWUM GmbH
15:15 Process simulation to improve plant safety and profitability
Presented by: Prayon
15:30 The use of FRP (fiberglass-reinforced plastic) in phosphate fertilizer and sulphuric acid processes
Presented by: Ashland
15:45 Thermoplastic piping solution for the conveyance of chemicals in fertilizer production: Benefits and successful cases in phosphoric acid plants
Presented by: Aliaxis
Networking break

16:30 Optimising axial flow pump in evaporation circuits
Presented by: Sulzer
16:45  NPK plant design: Let’s choose the raw materials! (and the final products…)
Presented by: SNC Lavalin
17:00 Controlling the fertilizer granulation process by measuring the size and shape of the granules on line
Presented by Microtrac 
17:15  Digitalisation solutions for industrial phosphate production
Presented by: HAUK & SASKO Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
17:30 Improvements through GEOSCAN use in a Middle Eastern phosphate plant
Presented by: Scantech International
17:45 Close of showcase

09:00 - 10:30
Keynote plenary session (+)

09:00 - 09:30
CRU keynote: Overview of the global phosphates market
-          High level exploration of global supply and demand balance of phosphates
-          What mega trends are impacting fertilizer, feed, food and industrial phosphate trade?
-          What is the CRU forecast for the global phosphate market in the year ahead?
Chris Lawson, Head of Fertilizer, CRU

09:30 - 10:00
Phosphate industry keynote: Strategy insights from a global industry leader
- How is the global supply chain shifting in response to new trade dynamics?
- What are the key challenges and opportunity on front of the industry?
- What are the key areas where partnership, innovation and investment should be focused?
Bruce Bodine, Senior Vice President - Phosphates, The Mosaic Group

10:00 - 10:30
Agronomy keynote: The future of farming and what it means for the fertilizer industry
- 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?
Dr. Robert Mullen, Director of Agronomy, Nutrien

11:15 - 13:00
Phosphoric Acid: New process designs and projects (+)

11:15 - 11:20
Opening remarks from the Chair
11:20 - 11:45
WAPHCO – A new and novel phosphoric acid project in Egypt
Dr Medhat Yousry, CEO, WAPHCO

11:45 - 12:10
The Umm Wu’al phosphoric acid plants: A success story
James Byrd, Manager of Process, Jacobs

12:10 - 12:35
The PyroPhos process: Using furnace conversion of phosphate ore to phosphoric acid
Brian Campbell, Projects Director, PyroPhos

12:35 - 13:00
A global vision of the phosphoric acid production process enables sustainable developments
Tibaut Theys, General Manager PRT, Prayon Technologies

14:30 - 16:00
Sulphuric acid plant design and operations (+)

14:30 - 15:00
Hybrid sulphuric acid plants
Andrés Mahecha-Botero, Senior Project Manager / Process Engineer, NORAM Engineering & Constructors Ltd

15:00 - 15:30
Reliable energy recovery from sulphuric acid plants
Michael Fenton, Senior Business Development Manager, Jacobs & Chemetics Inc.

15:30 - 16:00
Meeting tomorrows emission standards for CO₂/SO₂/NOx and heavy metals while maintaining competitiveness
Alain Strickroth, CEO, CPPE Carbon Process & Plant Engineering S.A

16:30 - 17:50
Optimising granulation and fertilizer finishing (+)

16:30 - 16:50
How phosphate rock quality impacts the phosphoric acid plant and granulation plant operations
Andy Nuyianes, Process Engineering Supervisor, PegasusTSI

16:50 - 17:10
Granulator bed design optimization using discrete element modelling
Deborah Stetka, Senior Process Engineer, Hatch

17:10 - 17:30
Novel fertilizer coatings for ambient temperature dust control applications
Lucas Moore, Director of Coatings Technology, ArrMaz

17:30 - 17:50
Utilising mathematical modelling to optimise natural gas usage in the drying process of DAP production
Dinesh Pratap Singh, Vice President - Operations, SMARTCHEM TECHNOLOGIES

09:00 - 10:30
Strategies for sustainable operations and environmental management (+)

09:00 - 09:30
Improvements in phosphate fertilizer emission control
Frank Power, Engineering Manager, Kimre, Inc.

09:30 - 10:00
Efficacious remediation of phosphoric acid plant pond water
Vaughn Astley, President & CEO, Dr. Phosphate

10:00 - 10:30
Decadmiation: A "healthy" challenge for the fertilizer industry
John Lampariello, Global Marketing Manager, Solvay

11:00 - 12:30
Mine design and beneficiation (+)

11:00 - 11:30
Geology and mine design of the Itafos/GB Minerals Farim phosphate project, Guinea-Bissau
Jerry DeWolfe, Associate & Senior Geological Consultant, Golder Associates Ltd.
Olga Kovalik, Vice President of Development and Construction, Itafos

11:30 - 12:00
Mine Arnaud Project: Pilot plant high tonnage production of apatite concentrate at the COREM facility and its impact on the plant design by BBA
Alain Dorval, Director, Mineral Processing, BBA

Patrick Laflamme, Researcher - Flotation, COREM

12:00 - 12:30
Fluidized bed thermal treatment of low-quality phosphate rock for upgrading and contaminant removal
Agnes Garnier, Head of Sales, Product Line Alumina, Outotec GmbH & Co. KG

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 - 14:30
New collectors for flotation of sedimentary and magmatic phosphate ores
Henrik Nordberg, Section Manager Mining Technical Service and Development, Nouryon

14:30 - 15:00
Phosphate beneficiation and the availability of water
John Sorrentino, Director BD, WorleyParsons