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Innovation at BHP Billiton’s Jansen Project

Workers in the production shaft at BHP Billiton’s Jansen Project, control the installation of steel tubbing by the Herrenknecht Shaft Boring Roadheader.

Building the first conventional greenfield potash mine in Saskatchewan for some decades presents a rare opportunity for innovation that BHP Billiton is grasping with both hands as it builds what the company believes will be the safest and most technologically advanced potash mine in the province. As the company continues…

No promise for potash prices

By Melanie Franner The fact that it took China and India (among the largest purchasers of fertilizer in the world) until the third quarter of 2016 to sign their annual potash contracts with Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) does not bode well for a rebound any time soon for the global…

Hatch granted new Canadian patent in potash and mineral salt cooling pond technology

Photo courtesy of Hatch

Hatch is pleased to announce it’s been granted a new patent for potash and mineral salt pond crystallization—, the only filed patent that has been validated to increase production over the “conventional wisdom” approach that is typically used today. The new technology relates to ponds for cooling and/or recovering salts…