GYPSOIL works with many leading coal-fired utility companies land other processing plants that produce co-product gypsum to establish safe and reliable supplies for farmers in the Midwest, Southeast and Mid-South regions.
Flue gas desulfurization gypsum (FGD gypsum) is produced when coal-fired plants clean sulfur from their emissions using scrubbing technology.Coal-fired utilities produce about 18 million tons of flue gas desulfurization gypsum annually, with production expected to double over the decade. Other processing plants, including certain food grade corn fermentation plants, produce gypsum as well. Learn more about the scrubbing process at GYPSOIL supply partner, We Energies, on the video.
In addition to co-product gypsum, GYPSOIL also distributes processed drywall gypsum, produced when new scrap wallboard is discarded as waste during the construction of homes, offices and other structures and is ground down to a fine grain powder (<0.5 inch).
Once GYPSOIL establishes a new source partner, we help manage regulatory compliance, coordinate materials testing to develop product specifications, develop transportation options and ensure growers receive the agronomic information needed to incorporate gypsum into their individual management program.
Regulations for land application of flue gas desulfurization gypsum vary by state. GYPSOIL works with each source partner and state authorities to ensure the steps are taken to obtain necessary permits and meet regulatory requirements.
Growers should familiarize themselves with regulations in their state and work with only reputable gypsum suppliers that adhere to proper permitting procedures.
GYPSOIL is the market leader providing high quality, reasonably-priced gypsum used for agricultural production. We are building an extensive network of distributors and dealers throughout the Midwest, Southeast and Mid-South, and will expand into new territories as source partners are established.
GYPSOIL works with reputable local dealers to distribute gypsum directly to farms, and we also have established rail and barge partners to allow for advance-inventory shipments to locations near our end-users.
Using gypsum is new to many crop growers, crop consultants and agricultural retailers. GYPSOIL is committed to providing our customers and distribution partners with the technical information needed to make sound usage and application decisions, keep abreast of the latest research, field results and application methods. Ask Our Agronomist.