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Engineering work begins on Strathmore fertilizer facility

Engineering work begins on Strathmore fertilizer facility

STRATHMORE, ALTA. — EarthRenew Inc. has selected Laporte Engineering Inc. to redevelop its fertilizer plant in Strathmore, Alta.

Engineering services, construction and commissioning is expected to cost between $7.8 and $8 million and the retrofit facility is projected to be capable of producing 10 tonnes of finished product per hour across multiple organic fertilizer product formulations.

“Laporte is a Canadian engineering firm with international reach that specializes in industrial engineering. We anticipate that their focus on prioritizing the manufacturing production goals and process needs during the design phase will ensure that the Strathmore facility will be efficient and sustainable,” EarthRenew CEO Keith Driver said in a statement.

“We believe that the Laporte team’s experience designing complex industrial applications will help us to perfect the EarthRenew production process and we are looking forward to getting started.”

Engineering work is expected to be complete in four months time, followed by construction and commissioning in the second half of 2020, with EarthRenew expected to be able to deliver fertilizer products for the spring 2021 planting season.

The first phase of the project will include CCm Technologies’ bolt-on processing technology to increase nitrogen content for a higher value fertilizer.

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