Fort Dodge, Iowa—Koch Fertilizer (KF) is building a 2-million-gallon ammonium thiosulfate (ATS) terminal at its Fort Dodge facility to support growing demand.
The ATS storage tank will feature insulation and an internal coating to enable winter storage and tank reliability. It also will tie into the existing automated UAN loadout infrastructure, providing the ability to mix ATS with UAN or water in a single truck for customized fertilizer blends — without impacting current UAN loadout ability. The terminal will support 24-hour loading and will load a truck in approximately 20 minutes.
With the additional storage and loading capacity, KF will be able to supply more customers throughout the Corn Belt with ATS produced by Koch affiliate, Flint Hills Resources. KF markets 100 percent of the ATS Flint Hills Resources produces at its Pine Bend refinery, approximately 100,000 short tons a year.
“In the last few years, retailers and farmers have had difficulty finding adequate supply of ATS, and at the same time demand continues to grow,” said Scott McGinn, Koch Fertilizer executive vice president. “By building on our relationship with Flint Hills Resources and our terminal expertise, we can provide additional ATS capacity to the region and better serve our customers into the future.”
The terminal will be commissioned and operational December 2021. This project builds on the $140 million Fort Dodge expansion announced November 2020.
Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates own or have interests in nitrogen fertilizer plants in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago. The companies cover global demand through state-of-the-art terminals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Australia. Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates have the capability to market and distribute approximately 10 million tons of fertilizer products annually. Koch Fertilizer, LLC is a subsidiary of Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC. www.kochfertilizer.com