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JBS joins the fertilizer market

Protein-based food giant JBS has started up the production of fertilizers. Located in Guaiçara, state of Sao Paulo, Campo Forte Fertilizantes will have capacity to manufacture 150,000 tons of products per year. This initiative is the result of a study started in 2016 to identify how to best use residues from operations. The facility required R$134 million (over £20 million) in investment.

With this investment, JBS will start operating in the market of agricultural consumables and will become the first Brazilian food producer to use residues generated in the company’s operations for manufacturing fertilizers.

“This launch highlights the sustainable focus of JBS and is another circular economy initiative from the group,” said Susana Carvalho, executive director at JBS Novos Negócios. “We believe this is a good use of the residues from our operations, generating a product with added value, from a highly technological and sustainable industrial process.”

Campo Forte will produce a complete line of organic, organomineral and special fertilizers, from the use of organic residues and mineral raw materials. The operation will cater both to companies and consumers, with a consultative and technical sale proposal, supported by laboratory analyses and support in purchase decision making.

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