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Where Sulfur Fits in Corn, Soybeans

(Farm Progress) - Matt Clover started a discussion about sulfur for corn with a simple question. The soil fertility specialist with Pioneer asked a virtual audience to answer “true” or “false”: Sulfur is just as important as nitrogen for normal crop development.

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Bruks Siwertell to deliver shipunloader to fertilizer company
 

(Dry Bulk Magazine) - Bruks Siwertell has won a contract to deliver a second Siwertell screw-type shipunloader to leading Indian fertilizer company, Paradeep Phosphates Ltd (PPL), operating at the port of Paradeep, in Odisha, India.

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Ineos completes sale of sulphur chemicals business
 

(Chemical Engineering) - Ineos Enterprises (London, U.K.) has announced completion of the sale of its Sulphur Chemicals business to International Chemical Investors Group.

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Lanxess' lubricants additives business expands production capacity in Mannheim
 

(Chemical Engineering) - The Lubricants Additives Business of Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany) is expanding its production capacity for light-color sulfur carriers at its Mannheim site by several thousand tons.

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How to sell 'Carbon Neutral' fossil fuel that doesn't exist
 

(Bloomberg) - Energy companies are starting to pitch the idea that planet-warming natural gas can be erased by paying villagers to protect forests. Experts can’t make the math work.

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New type of EV battery extends range with over 120 miles on a single charge
 

(Auto Evolution) - We’re clearly transitioning towards electric vehicles, as a more sustainable means of transportation. And while this is indeed good news, the process of switching to greener vehicles isn’t going as fast as needed.

 
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Yara sells Salitre phosphate mining project to EuroChem

(World Fertilizer) - Yara has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with EuroChem to sell its Serra do Salitre phosphate mining project in Brazil for a cash consideration of US$410 million.

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Squeezing more yield out of the crop
 

(Agriculture) - XtremeAg’s Kelly Garrett, Matt Miles, and Kevin Matthews are down to the wire as they do what they can to squeeze every bit of yield out of their crop to take advantage of higher prices.

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Near-record high fertilizer prices projected for 2022
 

(BrownField AG News) - Fertilizer prices are expected to approach record high levels in 2022, bringing cost to the farmer up with them.

 
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Supply chain industry groups support Congress's progress on infrastructure bills
 

(Jioforme) - Today, industry groups in the manufacturing, transportation, and retail sectors supported the news that the bipartisan infrastructure bill was drawing attention in Congress and further debating in the House and Senate.

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Fitch Ratings: EU's 'Fit for 55' climate plan to fuel long-term costs of fertilizer producers
 

(World Fertilizer) - The EU’s new ‘Fit for 55’ climate plan will increase carbon costs and CAPEX for European metals and fertilizer producers and for those exporting to the EU, according to Fitch Ratings.

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Trigg Mining releases maiden indicated resource for Lake Throssel
 

(World Fertilizer) - Trigg Mining has released the estimation of a maiden indicated mineral resource for its Lake Throssell sulfate of potash (SOP) project near Laverton in Western Australia.

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How the earth's rotation helped the earliest forms of life to diversify
 

(Action News Now) - Earth hasn't always experienced the 24-hour day we're so familiar with now. In fact, the way the world turns not only determines the length of our day, but it could have contributed to an influx of oxygen on early Earth that helped life to flourish, according to new research.

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River Rhine water levels recede as some parts to reopen to barge traffic

(ICIS) - Water levels on the River Rhine continue a slow return to normality and more than 25km of a prior closure could reopen to barge shipping later in the day, the German federal waterways authority WSV said to ICIS on Wednesday.

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Shipping leaders set to reunite in person at IMO for LISW21 Headline Conference

(Hellenic Shipping News) - Shipping industry movers and shakers are set to reunite in person to explore the fundamental role that the ESG agenda has in shaping the future of the global shipping industry as London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) confirms its Headline Conference will go ahead in the prestigious headquarters of the International Maritime Organization on Wednesday September 15.

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Updating nitrogen and sulphur fertiliser recommendations for spring barley

(AHDB.org) - This project aimed to improve nitrogen (N) and sulphur (S) fertiliser management guidelines for modern spring barley varieties. The work was conducted to help farmers achieve grain N% targets and high (economically optimal) yields more reliably.

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OCP Group becomes member of European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform

(World Fertilizer) - OCP Group has become a member of the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) for the promotion of sustainable phosphorus management. OCP will exchange knowledge and best practices with the ESPP's 40+ members and wide network of scientists and companies, who span the entire value chain of phosphate and phosphorus.

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Limetree closing permanently due to 'Financial Constraints'

(The St. Thomas Source) - Limetree Bay Refinery’s parent company Limetree Bay Energy announced Monday it is “suspending its plans to restart the refinery indefinitely, due to severe financial constraints.” It initially shut down temporarily pursuant to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency order in the wake of several polluting incidents, including a large accidental flare that sprayed oil over some 137 homes in May.

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Reducing the melting of the Greenland ice cap using solar geoengineering?

(Eurek Alert) - Injecting sulphur into the stratosphere to reduce solar radiation and stop the Greenland ice cap from melting. An interesting scenario, but not without risks. Climatologists from the University of Liège have looked into the matter and have tested one of the scenarios put forward using the MAR climate model developed at the University of Liège. The results are mixed and have been published in the journal The Cryosphere.

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ADNOC awards $510 mil contract to Saipem to expand Shah sour gas plant capacity

(SP Global) -Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. has awarded a $510 million contract to Italy's Saipem to expand the capacity of Shah sour gas plant as the UAE's biggest energy producer seeks gas self-sufficiency. ADNOC Sour Gas, a joint venture between the oil company and US energy major Occidental, awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the expansion of the Shah gas field, which will be completed in 2023, ADNOC said in a statement June 15.

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Member News

Rhyolite Ridge: Investing in the future

(Elko Daily) - Alot has been happening with the Rhyolite Ridge lithium/boron project in recent months.
“On March 31, U.S. President Joe Biden announced plans to invoke the Defense Production Act to provide hundreds of millions in new subsidies for the mining of minerals critical for the wind, solar and electric vehicles industries.

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Penflex Becomes The Sulphur Institute's Newest Member

(MSN) - Penflex Corporation recently became the newest member of The Sulphur Institute (TSI), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the safe use of sulfur.

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Koch to acquire 50% stake in JFC III from OCP

(Agri Business Global) - Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (Koch) and OCP have signed an agreement under which a Koch affiliate will acquire a 50% interest in Jorf Fertilizers Company III (JFC III) from OCP, the world's largest phosphate mining and leading global fertilizer group. When closed, the transaction will establish a 50/50 joint venture.

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Exxon posts biggest profit in seven years on high oil prices

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $8.87 billion, its largest in seven years, as the top U.S. oil producer benefited from strong energy prices.

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Shell ends 2021 on high note, hikes dividend and boosts buybacks

(Reuters) - Shell (SHEL.L) again boosted its dividend and share repurchases on Thursday after fourth quarter profits hit their highest in eight years, fuelled by higher oil and gas prices and strong gas trading performance.

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The Mosaic Company Comments on 10-Year High Fertilizer Prices

(The Daily Scoop) - Citing three key factors in today's fertilizer markets, The Mosaic Company says it recognizes fertilizer prices have increased dramatically in the past several months.

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Phillips 66 converting Alliance refinery into terminal

(Oil & Gas Journal) - Phillips 66 has decided to move forward with a plan to transform its 255,000-b/d Alliance refinery on the Mississippi River in Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, La., into a terminal that it will continue to operate as part of its midstream portfolio.

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Qatar energy and ExxonMobil sign Cyprus energy exploration deal

(Reuters) - A consortium consisting of Qatar Energy and ExxonMobil (XOM.N) has signed an agreement with Cyprus for energy exploration and production sharing in Block 5 in the southeast of the island, Qatari News Agency said on Friday.

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Ioneer gets $70 mln from Sibanye for U.S. lithium plant

(Reuters) - Australian lithium supplier ioneer Ltd (INR.AX) said on Thursday it had secured $70 million in funds from South Africa's Sibanye Stillwater (SSWJ.J)through a share placement to begin construction work at one of its mines in the United States.

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Veolia Regeneration Services recognized for HAZMAT safety by rail industry

(Association of American Railroads) The NAR Grand Slam Award is presented annually to companies that are exemplary shippers of hazardous materials. An award winner must have been recognized by at least four Class I railroads and have had zero non-accident releases involving their shipments the previous calendar year. A hazardous materials non-accident release is an unintentional release of a hazardous material while in transportation, but not involving an accident.

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