Potássio do Brasil’s President, Adriano Espeschit, and Chairman of Brazil Potash, Stan Bharti, recently presented the Autazes Potash Project to the new management of the Federal Government on March 3, 2023. The project was presented in Brasília to the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Carlos Fávaro, and his technical team, as well as to the Minister of Mines and Energy, Alexandre Silveira. The aim of the presentation was to seek the government’s support for the project, which will be implemented in the municipality of Autazes in the state of Amazonas.
The Autazes Potash Project is set to contribute significantly to Brazil’s self-sufficiency in the production of potash, a key component in fertilizer production. The project aims to extract 2.5 million tons of potash per year, which will be used domestically.
In a meeting with the Vice President of Brazil, Geraldo Alckmin, the Autazes Potash Project was presented by Espeschit, Bharti, and other members of the company’s board of directors. Alckmin, who is also the Minister of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services, praised the project and emphasized the need to strengthen the fertilizer industry in Brazil.
The Autazes Potash Project will also bring economic benefits to the region, providing job opportunities and boosting local infrastructure. The project will require an investment of approximately US$2.5 billion and is expected to generate over 5,000 direct and more than 10,000 indirect jobs during its construction and operation phases.
The Autazes Potash Project has already undergone extensive feasibility studies, and Potássio do Brasil is close to obtaining all the necessary environmental licenses to begin construction. The project will utilize the latest mining technologies and sustainable practices, including the use of renewable energy sources to power the operations.
The president of Potássio do Brasil, Adriano Espeschit, expressed his excitement about the project and the potential it holds for Brazil’s economy and environment. He also invited the Vice President, Geraldo Alckmin, to visit Autazes and see firsthand the positive impact the project will have on the region.
The Autazes Potash Project is set to become a significant contributor to Brazil’s fertilizer industry and a key player in the global potash market. The project’s successful implementation will help reduce Brazil’s dependence on foreign countries for potash and strengthen the country’s position as a leading producer of agricultural products.
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