International Fertiliser Society supports CRU Phosphates 2020 conference

The global phosphates community will gather in Paris for CRU Phosphates 2020 in a few weeks’ time, on 8-10 March. We are delighted to announce that the International Fertiliser Society is officially supporting the event.

The CRU Phosphates Conference offers an ideal opportunity to meet with industry peers from across Europe and beyond, to get up to speed about the latest technical and operational developments on the technical day of the agenda, as well understand the key regulatory and market trends which will help to inform business decisions for the year ahead. No other event explores the operational and commercial aspects of the fertiliser, feed, and industrial phosphates industries; giving you a unique overview of the entire value chain.

Operators pay just €700

If you work in operations, engineering, maintenance or plant management in a phosphate mine, phosphoric acid or phosphate fertiliser/feed/industrial production facility, then you may be eligible for our operator rate of just €700 (saving over 50%).

To see if you qualify, please send an email to:

Discount for IFS members

Separately, CRU is offering any IFS members who do not qualify for the operator rate a 15% discount on the full rate. For details of how to obtain this discount, contact the Society Secretary on

Highlights to look forward to in Paris are as follows:

  • Share operational experience and develop practical solutions via case studies and papers in the expanded technical agenda. 
  • Learn about new technology, process, materials and equipment innovations in the technical showcase agenda.
  • Meet with a wide range of technical experts in the exhibition to address your technical challenges and queries.
  • Hear executives from the largest international producers of phosphates share their strategic outlooks and market insights.
  • Understand the mega trends that will impact demand in the fertiliser, feed, and industrial phosphates sectors.
  • Gain a view of shifting trade flows based on supply and demand updates from the Americas, Asia and other key markets. 
  • Network with 400+ of your peers including: engineering operators and technical experts, consumers, traders, market analysts; and raw materials, intermediates and finished phosphates producers.

Register today

To register or for more information, please visit

Of particular interest to IFS Members will be the Technical programme on Tuesday 10 March

The constituent presentations of this are shown below:


How much metallurgical testing is enough?

Ewan Wingate, Worley

Experiences on the beneficiation of rock phosphates using x-ray sorting machines at Ma’aden MWSPC

Jens-Michael Bergmann, TOMRA Sorting GmbH

Gemini anionics – A new surfactant family for flotation of phosphate ore

Nalija Smolko Schwarzmayr; et al, Nouryon

Process optimisation

Optimisation of industrial processes by developing a digital platform to automate and consolidate plant data

Tibaut Theys, Prayon Technologies S.A.

Purified phosphoric acid from low grade phosphate rock

Roy Movsowitz; et al, Tenova Advanced Technologies

What is eco-friendly and sustainable and can be used in fertilizer production?

Lucas Moore; et al, ArrMaz/Arkema

Phosphoric acid operations

PHOSFLOW® Technology for the mitigation of scale growth in heat exchangers: Trial results from Grupo Fertinal’s Phosphoric Acid Plant

John Carr; et al, Solvay

IMACID expansion project: Increase phosphoric acid production by 22%

Farooq Ellahi; et al, Andritz Separation, Inc.

Role of additives in improving extraction efficiency of Phosphoric acid manufacture

G M Patel, Technical Director, CIFC ( Rahimtula Group of Companies)

Solving foaming problems in phosphoric acid production

Juan Carrion; et al, Nalco Water

Sulphuric Acid

Synergy potentials within fertilizer production from heat recovery in sulphuric acid plants

Michael Kemmerich et al, Outotec

Bottlenecks in revamp of operated sulphuric acid systems

Vladimir Igin, NIUIF JSC