Fuhua Tongda to clean up glyphosate production
Chinese agrochemical company Sichuan Fuhua Tongda Agro-chemical Technology has received approval from the Sichuan Provincial Environmental Protection Department to carry out an environmental impact reduction project from agrochemical production. Fuhua Tongda is one of China’s largest glyphosate herbicide manufacturers, with an annual production capacity of 120,000 tonnes. The project will include updating the production facilities for the company’s 33% ammonium glyphosate aqueous solution in a bid to reduce wastewater, and constructing a new 2,000 tonnes/day glyphosate mother liquid treatment plant. Investment in the project is estimated at Yuan 2 million ($320,600). Fuhua Tongda’s glyphosate exports were valued at $395 million in 2013 (Agrow No 685, pp 29-31).