Reducing Emissions in Phosphates

Reducing Emissions in Phosphates

Mosaic's focus on operational excellence in our Phosphates business helps us continue to reduce our indirect GHG emissions. The normal chemical processes in our Phosphates business unit generate heat that can be captured and converted into electricity. This energy, in turn, replaces some of the electricity that we buy from the electric grid, a source of energy that traditionally produces GHG emissions. Mosaic runs our waste heat recovery systems to generate a portion of our phosphate operations' electricity needs.

In Florida, our phosphates energy cogeneration process currently creates enough electricity to power 100,000 homes. Additional waste heat recovery initiatives are now underway or in various stages of planning. These initiatives are anticipated to deliver significant energy savings and reductions in indirect GHG emissions.

In Mosaic's DAP granulation plant at our Riverview, Florida facility, the company is testing a ground-breaking closed loop scrubbing system designed to reduce emissions without affecting output from the phosphoric acid granulation process, the final step that turns phosphate into fertilizer.