DID YOU KNOW?
According to Fertilizer Canada, by 2050 the world will need to increase food production by 70%. Without fertilizer, global food production would be half of current levels, requiring farmers to grow more food on land that is increasingly under pressure from development. Sherritt’s nickel refinery in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (the Fort Site), produces ammonium sulphate fertilizer as a by-product, which is then sold to Canadian farmers. A saleable by-product means less waste from the refining process and more food on the table for people around the world.
* This number fluctuates from year to year, depending on nickel and cobalt production.