Choose Polysulphate to lower carbon footprint of farming

8 January 2020

Choose Polysulphate to lower carbon footprint of farming

The results of a new study show that Polysulphate, from ICL Fertilizers, has the lowest carbon footprint when compared with alternatives (View the report summary).

Multiple reasons for choosing this multi-nutrient fertilizer

Along with prolonged multi-nutrient availability and ease of application to a wide range of crops, low carbon footprint is now another benefit of choosing and using Polysulphate, one of the ICL FertlizerpluS line of premium products.

A fertilizer that measures up in many ways

Calculating a product’s carbon footprint is a complex task. Specialist company Filkin and CO EHS Limited were contracted to do the calculations for Polysulphate.

Measurements were made of all the processes from the polyhalite mine, where Polysulphate originates, through to storage. The results reveal that the carbon footprint of Polysulphate is lower than other common fertilizers and a fraction of the footprint of, for example, ammonium nitrate.

Crop-friendly and environmentally-friendly

The unit of measurement for carbon footprint is kg of carbon dioxide equivalent per kg (kg CO2e per kg) of product. Compared with a wide range of equivalent fertilizers, Polysulphate has the lowest carbon footprint at 0.034 kg CO2e per kg of product. It is so much lower that it is less than 3% the carbon footprint of ammonium nitrate.

Crop productivity and crop quality are the most well-known major benefits of applying Polysulphate. Now the added benefit of low carbon footprint is set to make Polysulphate a fertilizer of choice for those farmers carrying out carbon counting on their enterprise and wanting to lower their carbon footprint.