Agribiz: TKI-Rentech Nitrogen partner to build Thio-Sul facility

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) has signed a long-term agreement with Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. to lease property adjacent to Rentech Nitrogen’s production facility in East Dubuque, Ill. to build a new facility to manufacture the TKI liquid fertilizer Thio-Sul.

Tessenderlo KerleyThe agreement creates an exclusive supply relationship for Rentech Nitrogen to provide ammonia to the new TKI manufacturing facility.

Ammonia is a key ingredient in the production of Thio-Sul.

TKI will own, construct, and operate the new production plant. Construction is expected to begin immediately upon receiving approval of necessary permits.

When completed, the new plant will enhance the TKI position as the world’s largest producer of sulfur-based liquid fertilizers.

Tessenderlo Group is a worldwide specialty company, focused on food, agriculture, water, management, and on valorizing bio-residuals.

Rentech Nitrogen was formed by Rentech, Inc. to own, operate, and expand its nitrogen fertilizer business. Rentech Nitrogen’s assets consist of two fertilizer production facilities owned by its operating subsidiaries.

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