Reducing Emissions in Potash

Reducing Emissions in Potash

Mosaic has significantly reduced the energy intensity of our potash business over the past two decades through continuous efficiency improvements. These improvements include switching to lower energy demand technologies and cogeneration. Successful energy saving systems initiatives range from product dryer optimization and boiler replacements to the addition of variable frequency drives in select applications for increased electric efficiencies.

From its inception, our Belle Plaine solution mine has incorporated cogeneration of electricity through steam to maximize energy efficiency at the operation. Today, our Belle Plaine facility is generating approximately 30 megawatts of electrical power, significantly reducing the load on the external electrical grid.

Beyond that, Mosaic has implemented several large-scale energy efficiency initiatives, including the continued upgrading and optimizing of combustion equipment, applied research and development and grassroots research and development to advance opportunities and the development of new technology.