Fertoz is an Australian listed fertilizer supplier that markets and develops a range of organic fertilizer products in North America and Australia.
Fertoz owns the entirety of two rock phosphate mining projects: the Wapiti and Fernie projects in British Columbia, Canada. Located near conventional and organic agricultural regions, they can utilize rail and road infrastructure to access not only the United States but also Northwestern, Northern, and Central Canada. Fertoz has extracted 2,700 tons from Wapiti and Fernie, circa 1,200 tons and 1,500 tons respectively. Fertoz is currently working on Mine Permits and Bulk Sample Applications at both Wapiti and Fernie for 82,000 tonnes for extraction in the near term.
Extracting Phosphate Deposits
Fertoz still has circa 25,000 tons it can extract for processing, trials, and sales. We’ve processed circa 1,720 tons of rock phosphate utilizing a hired pulverize and crusher, resulting in a 90 percent powdered product. This is now available to purchase for additional field trials in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the Northwestern United States agricultural regions of Washington, Oregon, and California. Our rock-phosphate is certified for use in organic production in compliance with the requirements of the Canadian Organic Standards (COR) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP).
Throughout the process of sourcing phosphate ore deposits, Fertoz emulates environmental values. We strive for quality through specialized mining practices that conform to environmental policy and regulations. We are proud to honor holistic, eco-friendly and organic farming practices.
Fertoz goes above and beyond on all aspects of environmental protection. All disturbances are reclaimed to near original condition by backfilling, re-contouring drainages and planting local plant species as recommended by expert qualified persons. Disturbances are relatively small and baseline studies are exhaustive for water quality, ground water, wildlife and soils. Fertoz also monitors the effects of our work for up to 5 years after completion of a project. Fertoz conducts extensive consultation with local First Nations and addresses their concerns.
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Mr. Pat Avery
Patrick Avery has over 30 years of experience working in the industries of fertilizer, mining, specialty chemicals, petroleum, and construction/project management.
In the fertilizer industry, he worked for 11 years with JR Simplot, one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the USA, where he held senior positions across all key business units such as mining, manufacturing, supply chain, wholesale sales and energy management, managing over 1500 employees, three mines(two phosphate and one silica), and five major manufacturing facilities, and several warehouse/distribution locations, making dozens of products from chemical fertilizers, to specialty chemicals for lawns, gardens, and golf courses, industrial products, resins, and water treatment and Avery was also president of Intrepid Potash, where he led all aspects of mining, manufacturing, logistics and sales. He has led several junior fertilizer companies through all key phases of growth and is currently Principal and Owner of LDR Solution LLC, a consulting firm for major mining, chemical, fertilizer, project management and private equity companies.
Mr. Avery has served on several business and not-for-profit boards.
Mr. Adrian Byass
Adrian Byass has nearly 20 years of experience in the mining and minerals industry. This experience has principally been gained through mining, resource estimation, and mine development and exploration roles for several gold, base metals and specialty metal mining and exploration companies worldwide. Adrian has also gained experience in corporate finance and financial modeling during his employment with publicly listed mining companies. Adrian is Managing Director of Plymouth Minerals Ltd, an Executive Director of Ironbark Zinc Limited, and a non-executive director of Corazon Mining Limited.
Adrian has a Bachelor of Science in Geology (Honours) and a Bachelor of Economics.
Mr. James Chisholm
James Chisholm is a qualified engineer, having worked in the engineering, oil, gas and mining sectors for the past 28 years.
James has worked on various resource construction and maintenance projects around Australia, covering coal, iron ore, gold, copper and agricultural-related mining and processing. He also has experience in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the heavy industry and resources sectors. James was involved with Doyles Creek Mining Pty Ltd and worked to float the company through Nucoal Resources NL (ASX: NCR). He then co-founded TheChairmen1 Pty Ltd which later sold its assets to Guildford Coal Ltd (ASX: GUF) becoming its largest shareholder.
He is a Non-Executive Director of Ebony Coal Limited, Non-Executive Director of Atrum Coal NL. James holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration.
Mr. Stuart Richardson
Mr. Richardson has extensive experience in capital markets in both Australia and overseas in the field of stockbroking and investment banking. He is a founding director of Blackwood Capital Limited, an Australian based investment bank operating in capital markets, advisory services and funds management in equities and private equity funds. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and is a CPA. Mr. Richardson is currently a Non-Executive Director of Abundant Produce Limited. In the last three years Mr. Richardson was a director of XTD Limited. He resigned on 1st November 2018.
Mr. Ron Wilkinson
Mr. Wilkinson retired from Agrium in February 2016 after a career spanning 40 years in the fertilizer industry. He served as Senior Vice President and President of Agrium’s Wholesale Business Unit from 2004 through September 2015. In this role Mr. Wilkinson was responsible for manufacturing operations for 12 production sites, along with the associated supply chain, sales, marketing and distribution. Prior to this role, he held various positions of increasing responsibility with Agrium, Viridian, Sherritt and Imperial Oil/Exxon Chemical. Mr. Wilkinson has served on various boards, including the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, Profertil S.A. and Canpotex. He currently serves on the Itafos Board. Mr. Wilkinson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Last updated 13th February 2020
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