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Innovation at BHP Billiton’s Jansen Project

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…

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

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…

Saskatchewan potash industry prepared for growth in 2017

By Kylie Williams Saskatchewan produced a record 18.2 million tonnes of potassium chloride in 2015, with a value of $6.1 billion dollars. As the world’s largest potash producer, the province is hopeful that the low potash prices of recent years, due to over-supply and lower-than-expected demand, have reached their lowest…