Diverse phosphate product portfolio

Nutrien operates two integrated phosphate mining and processing facilities in the U.S, five smaller upgrading plants and a phosphate fertilizer plant in Alberta that is being converted to an Ammonium Sulfate facility. By the end of 2018, all import phosphate rock contracts will be complete and Nutrien will be self-sufficient in rock in 2019.

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Phosphate Infographic

What is phosphate and where does it come from?

Phosphorous (P) is present in every living cell, both plant and animal.
Most of the world's phosphate is mined from underground deposits formed by marine sediment.

WHAT IS PHOSPHATE USED FOR?

 

    Fertilizer

    • Required for energy storage and transfer
    • Speeds crop maturity

    Feed

    • Assists in muscle repair and skeletal development of animals

    Industrial

    • Used in soft drinks, food additives and metal treatments