Agro-100 new facility produces liquid fertilizers and biostimulants
by CM staff
The facility uses a water recovery system that reduces freshwater use.
JOLIETTE — Agro-100 completed an investment in a liquid production plant following the integration of Axter Agroscience, a biostimulant company it acquired in 2021.
Located in Joliette, Que., Agro-100’s campus now comprises of nine buildings; including two manufacturing sites, five warehouses, offices, and a full maintenance workshop. This production plant ensures that each product follows a unique production line until it reaches a storage tank. The facility uses a water recovery system that reduces freshwater use.
“This new production plant gives us a strategic and competitive advantage,” said Stéphane Beaucage, President and CEO. He added that the new liquid fertilizer and biostimulant production facility will have a production capacity of 10 million litres of liquid urea and up to 16 million litres of Agro-Foliar and biostimulants per year.
As the global population increases, farmers are faced with the additional challenge of increasing food production on the same footprint. For Mr. Beaucage, this investment in technology by Agro-100 is in line with these market changes. He pointed to a recent report commissioned by RBC Financial Group and produced in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group Centre for Canada’s Future and the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph in Ontario. The report shows that Canada will need to increase its food production by 25 per cent by 2050, just to maintain its contribution to feeding the world’s growing population, and to reduce the environmental impact of agricultural practices without increasing the amount of land used.
“Agro-100 is also well positioned for the both the immediate and long-term future by its ongoing investments in innovative research and development programs aimed at identifying methods and technologies to make agricultural practices more sustainable,” said Beaucage.
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