Fertilizer

Unloading of Ulexite and collection of composite sample

Below are the activity by Everchem Corporation on the unloading of Ulexite and being inspected and composite sample collection exercise by SGS Malaysia.

CONTAINER LOCK BEING IDENTIFIED BY SGS MALAYSIA

OPENING THE CONTAINER

UNLOADING OF ULEXITE FROM THE CONTAINER

SGS MALAYSIA’S AUDITOR

COMPOSITE SAMPLES BEING COLLECTED

COMPOSITE SAMPLES COLLECTED

SEALING THE ULEXITE BAG

TOTAL NUMBER OF ULEXITE BAGS UNLOADED

ARRIVAL OF THE CONTAINER

UNLOADING OF ULEXITE BAGS FROM THE CONTAINER

SAMPLE GATHERING EXERCISE

Cargo Inspection and Manual Sampling

The manual sampling method was agreed with the SGS Principal, as sampling by more reliable methods that provide probability samples was not possible.

The collected MANUAL samples of this type do not satisfy the minimum requirements for probability sampling, and as such cannot be used to draw statistical inferences such as precision, standard error, or bias.

Granular Ulexite Sample

Composite Sample SGS Certified

A Greener Way to Produce Ammonia

Ammonia is a form of a renewable fuel that if made of sun, air and water. Unlike most fertilizers, fuel and sources of energy, ammonia is able to power the globe without the use of carbon.A vast usage of ammonia is as fertilizer. Ammonia is able to fulfill the need of plants, providing the plants with nitrogen which is then used as a building block for plant protein and DNA. Ammonia is manufactured via a chemical process known as the Haber-Bosch process. This process enables reactors to produce ammonia at a higher rate than natural processes. Since the development of the process in the past few decades, the technology has enabled farmers to feed the ever-growing population of the world.

Although the Haber-Bosch process has led to the Green Revolution, the process itself is not green. In the process, hydrogen gas is first stripped off from natural resources such as coal or natural gas in a highly pressurized, super-heated steam reactor. This process leaves behind carbon dioxide. Then nitrogen is obtained from the air, which consists of 78% nitrogen. Next, to combine the nitrogen and hydrogen together to form ammonia, a very high pressure is needed in the reactor. This process leaves behind a big negative impact on the environment as a lot of fossil fuel is consumed in order to generate the needed pressure for the process.In order to avoid the damage done to the resources and the environment, a greener way of ammonia production is researched by researchers. Instead of using the Haber-Bosch process, reverse fuel cells are used to produce ammonia. This process utilizes air and water and a far more environmentally friendly technique to produce ammonia. This renewable ammonia produced could be used globally as fertilizer or as an energy-dense fuel.

Loading of Borate Fertilizer

This is the exercise of us loading 40 metric tonnes of Borate Fertilizer in our Port Klang’s warehouse to be delivered to our buyer in Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Our Borate Fertilizer is a slow-boron. It ensures prolonged availability of its nutrients in the soil, our Borate Fertilizer is the best solution to ensure healthy growth and good yield of your crops.

Loading of Borate Fertilizer in Port Klang

Our Daebak Borate Fertilizer

To reduce nutrient losses, crops are advised to use slow-release, fertilizer. It is to overcome the low use efficiency mostly caused by high rainfall environment (Abat, 2014)

Reference of citation: Abat, M. (2015). The development of new slow-release boron fertilizers.

 

 

New FMP’s bag marking

We are pleased to present our new Fused Magnesium Phosphate (FMP) bag marking. Listed is the process of receiving our cargo from Vietnam to be placed in our warehouse before transferring them to our buyers in Bintulu, Tawau, and Sandakan.

Empty bag of the new front look of FMP 

Empty bag of the new back view of FMP

Our new FMP front look packaging with contents

Our new FMP back view packaging with contents

The cargo had just arrived from Vietnam 

The process of emptying the container to be shipped to our warehouse begins here

Cargos are being emptied bit by bit

Until it is all transferred

We then transferred them to our warehouse

We then stacked the FMP neatly on the pallets before selling them to our buyers

 

Let us resume our work, palm oil groups urge Sabah govt

KOTA KINABALU: Palm oil groups today urged the Sabah government to consider allowing firms to resume operations for essential procedures such as harvesting, crop evacuation, and milling despite the nationwide movement control order (MCO) which has mostly shut down activity in the country.

In a joint statement, the Malaysian Palm Oil Association and Malaysian Estate Owners Association said there would be social impacts from the closure of operations in the state.

“The industry strongly feels that we can better contain the spread by continuing operations rather than curbing them,” they said.

hey said closing operations only highlights “the operational nightmare” in addition to the potential revenue loss of about RM860 million for a month’s closure in Sabah.

“The loss in 7.5% sales tax revenue to the government amounting to about RM57 million could actually be used to support the fight to contain COVID-19,” they added.

Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal recently announced the closure in phases of palm oil operations in the districts of Tawau, Lahad Datu, and Kinabatangan.

He said this would begin with oil palm plantations before being extended to mills as well.

The three districts account for 65% of the total planted area of 1.2 million hectares and 75% of production in Sabah involving some 100,000 workers.

The groups said these workers would be left idle and confined to their quarters for long hours due to social distancing.

They said the workers might also leave to look for jobs elsewhere or attempt to return to their home countries, which would pose a threat to the MCO objective of containing the spread of COVID-19.

They also said the industry had committed to supporting the government in its battle against the virus by introducing and adhering to guidelines and SOPs at all estates and mills, including a so-called voluntary lockdown.

**Credit: FMT News

**Credit to featured image: freemalaysiatoday.com

Limestone mining in Surabaya

This is the process of mining our Limestone in Surabaya ready to be supplied to our potential buyers.

Limestone being mined in Surabaya

Mining conveyor belt to transport the limestone

Our Limestone mining process video in Surabaya

Stuffing exercise from Jakarta to Port Klang

This is the stuffing process of 100 metric tonnes of our product that is, Granular Zeolite from Jakarta to Port Klang for the month of April 2020.

This is the closed up look of the Granular Zeolite

This is the Granular Zeolite being bagged individually

The bagged Granular Zeolite is then shifted by hand into the container

Each bags is being arranged and stuffed neatly inside the container 

The stuffing is done by hand, to make sure the bags are neat, tidy with no damages

The filled up container is then ready to be shipped to our buyer in Malaysia

The effect of Covid-19 and Movement Control Order on agriculture in Malaysia

The novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 has been spreading across the nation in increasing rates daily. This virus has forced Malaysia to go under Movement Control Order since 18th March 2020. The Movement Control Order is a very crucial step taken by the government to avoid the spreading of the virus in Malaysia. Due to this, there are many effects on the economy, personal income and environment resulting from agricultural activities. Some of the effects are discussed below.One of the drawbacks of the Movement Control Order (MCO) is that most of the local and global trade markets are kept on hold. Locally, many farmers are facing a drop in income as their sales do not reach the targets. Small scale farmers are losing their income as there is not much demand for fruits at this point. Most consumers prefer to stock up food such as rice, bread and canned food during the MCO while fruits are often neglected. On a global scale, large scale farmers and traders of fruits are also experiencing loss as the import-export activities have been closed down due to the MCO.Next, many farmers are losing their optimum yield as they are unable to get their fertilizer on time for fertilizing the crops. MCO has urged the shops to be closed as a preventive method to avoid the further spreading of Covid-19 in Malaysia. Therefore, missing the fertilizing period, can cause a drop in yield for the farmers.

On the other hand, there are also some pros from the MCO as observed by the community. Due to the limited movement time and flexibility to buy daily essentials, many consumers tend to stock up on food. As for Malaysia, the most consumed food is rice and grains. Therefore, the demand for these food sources has increased due to panic buying.Other than that, since fertilizing and aerating new land for farms during the MCO period is impossible, the impact can be seen in the environment. There is less water pollution in the lakes surrounding the plantations. Also, since transportation is banned for transporting the produce to markets or other places, there is also a drop in air pollution during this moment.Lastly, although MCO may cause difficulties for some parties, we should understand that it is crucial to follow the rules of MCO by staying home and avoiding public places to curb the further spread of the virus. The economy can slowly be recovered later on, but lost lives cannot be brought back. Therefore, stay home and save lives.

 

Production process to containerization

This is the production process of our product Silicate Fertilizer from its production until containerization.

The production is processed in Korea and delivered to our buyer in Tawau, Malaysia. The process is as listed.

The process starts by processing the raw materials into Silicate Fertilizer.

Next, we pack them individually in their bag in an automated way.

After packing, each of the products is transported via the conveyor belt in the manufacturing line onto the pallet.

We pile the products in each pallet before automatedly cling wrap them.

Once it is clung wrap we forklift them and arrange them on each pallet in the warehouse.

The products are made ready to be stuffed into the container and shipped to our buyer.