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About AB "Lifosa"

The number of people on Earth is rising steadily. It is estimated that by the year 2050, the world's population will count around 9.7 billion and the food demand will increase twice comparing to current consumption.

We will not be able to satisfy the food demand only by expanding the cultivated land: half of habitable land is already used for crops and animal husbandry. The only way out is to ensure more efficient farming and availability of fertile land.

Lifosa is a company based in Kėdainiai that has been operating for

56 years

and is the cutting-edge fertilizer production company in Europe. The company produces phosphate fertilizers for soil enrichment and increasing its fertility.

We annually export approx. 98 per cent of our products to 47 countries. This way we help the world to grow and ensure its food supply.

 Joint-stock company "Lifosa" is situated in Kėdainiai, the geographical center of Lithuania. Major roads and highways cross the Kėdainiai district area, including the international highway "Via Baltica". Railway branches connect Kėdainiai with other major towns of the Republic and with the seaport. Some reference distances from Kėdainiai: 200 km to the Polish border (Lazdijai); 200 km to the Belorussian border; 210 km to the ice-free Klaipėda port; 320 km to Riga; 1000 km to Moscow; 850 km to Kiev; 500 km to Stockholm.

A separate railway branch to the chemical plant, the length of which in the territory of the Company is 18 km, brings the raw materials and transports the major part of the Company's production. The Company occupies the area of 292 hectares.

The basic product manufactured at AB "Lifosa" is the nitrogen-phosphorus fertilizer Diammonium Phosphate (DAP), the process of which requires phosphoric acid and sulphuric acid, which are also produced at the Company. Fluorine, the by-product of phosphoric acid process, is further utilized and reprocessed into Aluminium Fluoride. Feed additives, such as Monocalcium Phosphate, are produced from phosphoric acid.

High quality production and favourable geographical location of AB "Lifosa" (ice-free Klaipėda port - open door to global markets) determines that the major part of the Company's production is exported. Export comprised 97.7% and 98% of all the production sold by the Company in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Thousands of tons of the production are sold in many countries of the world.

Since the year 2000, the process heat released during the sulphuric acid production process is further beneficially utilized to heat the local and Kėdainiai city objects. With the help of special steel pipe heat exchangers, the heat released by sulphuric acid heats the water up to 900 C. The heated water is provided to Kėdainiai city heating plant and is further used to heat the dwelling-houses.

In 2007, the Company installed the HRS (Heat Recovery System) and utilizes surplus heat sources to produce about 250 million kWh of electricity, 50 million kWh of which are provided to the electric power network of the country. The city is supplied with about 100 000 MWh of heat. In 2013, the Company will commemorate its 50th Anniversary.