Charah, Inc., a company with several Midwest and South product manufacturing facilities, uses a coal-fired power generation industry byproduct to produce Sul4R-Plus calcium sulfate fertilizer. The company has put its toe into international marketing of the product with deliveries to the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. The company says it is quoting prices for additional orders throughout the Southern Hemisphere.
The customer in Ecuador, which received the most recent delivery, plans to use Sul4R-Plus in fertilizer blends on bananas and a variety of other fruit crops. The Charah Agricultural Products division engineered synthetic gypsum using its own patent-pending process to create uniform granules from the coal-fired power industry byproduct. Charah officials claim it formulation makes sulfur application easier for the farmer and meets an increasing demand for sulfur by regional ag operations. Many crops are growing in sulfur deficit soil and will increase yield with sulfur added, according to research throughout much of North and South America.
Charah now has facilities throughout the Mid-West and South with locations in Tampa, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; Farmer City, Ill.; Hoopeston, Ill.; Seneca, Ill.; Jeffersonville, Ind.; Monon, Ind.; New Orleans, La.; Breckenridge, Mich.; Middleton, Mich.; St. Louis, Mo.; Fairless Hills, Penn.; La Crosse, Wis., and Prairie Du Chien, Wiis.