The world currently produces approximately 63 million tonnes of sulphur and will grow to 78 million tonnes over the next 10 years. 90% of the sulphur produced is used to make sulphuric acid which is then used for the Phosphate Fertilizer Chemical, Ore Leaching and Pulp & Paper Industries.
Sulphur - Feeding the World
By 2050, increases in the global population and calorie consumption will double food demand. To achieve and sustain the level of food production needed to meet this growth, global agriculture will increase crop yield substantially. Many are familiar with the nutrients nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) but few are aware of the need and value of sulphur as an agricultural input. Judicious application in sulphur-deficient soils, is a cost effective way to produce more food and feed.
TSI, The Sulphur Institute, Washington, U.S.A www.sulphurinstitude.org
Sulphur - Reclaims Marginal Soils
Each year, urbanization, industrialization and the need for food production increases pressure on the earth's arable land mass. As the world's population continues to soar, we will add another 2.5 billion people in the next 40 years and more than 60% of the world's population will be living in big cities within the next 15 years. Sulphur can be used to reclaim marginal soils for productive cultivation and slow the loss of farmland.
Sulphur improves the plant root environment and maintains proper growing conditions in alkaline soils — from the western United States to Brazil, Asia and Africa. Sulphur improves the plant root environment and with a more favorable environment, crop growth, and thus food production, stand to increase significantly. TSI, The Sulphur Institute, Washington, U.S.A www.sulphurinstitude.org