Canada-based fertilizers and water treatment products maker Ostara is preparing to construct a new manufacturing plant in St. Louis, MO to support production of its Crustal Green fertilizer brand, the company announced Tuesday.
“St. Louis is a natural choice for Ostara to construct its newest and largest manufacturing facility that will produce our environmentally friendly Crystal Green fertilizer,” Dan Parmar, CEO of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, said in a release. “As we gear up production over the next year, we’re partnering with the St. Louis community and Missouri businesses to continue our mission to produce a sustainable phosphorous soil health solution that will enhance crop yields while protecting water sources across the globe.”
The company’s technologies remove phosphorus and nitrogen from water treatment sources and process them into fertilizers. St. Louis was selected as the location of the $25 million facility due to its agtech industry, educational institutions, and central position within the US.
“We’re excited to welcome another agtech company to Missouri, where agriculture remains our number one economic driver,” said Missouri Gov. Mike Parson in a statement.
About 40 jobs will be created as a result of the investment.
Powder & Bulk Solids reported in July that Ostara closed its acquisition of a fertilizer granulation plant in St. Louis from bulk commodity and transformation firm Bruce Oakley Inc. The facility is located within Oakley’s warehousing and logistics terminal along the Mississippi River. The company has finished design and engineering phase of a project to upgrade the St. Louis plant. Work on the site is expected to be completed a year following the close of the deal.