Today, 95% of potash consumed in Brazil to grow food, is imported.We want to reduce this dependence by being a key supplier to the agricultural sector.
The majority of potash used in Brazil comes from the mines that are up to 20,000 kilometres away in Canada, Russia, Germany and Israel.As our potash deposits of Autazes, Itacoatiara and Itapiranga lies inside Brazil, just a few kilometres from majors rivers in the country, the transport distance will be substantially reduced. As a result, greenhouse gas emissions, resulting from the transport of product will be significantly lower.
Brazilian produced potash may reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 65%, compared to potash produced and shipped from Saskatchewan, Canada, which currently accounts for 32% of all potash consumed in Brazil.
Potash from Canada travels along railways and on ships and trucks to its final destination in Brazil, emitting roughly 508Kton of CO2 per year.
For just the Autazes deposit, at a production rate of 2.4 million tonnes per year, potash produced that displaces Canadian potash, will result in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to planting 32 million new trees.