Phosphate Beneficiation Innovation in a Sustainable Development Way, OCP Khouribga Mine Case

11 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2020

Date Written: June 22, 2020


OCP’s challenge: contribute to sustainably feeding a growing world population. Agricultural yields must be significantly increased and sustained for this to happen.

OCP places innovation, product development, and processes, along with sustainability, at the heart of its strategy in order to provide a sustainable response to the challenge of food security.

Morocco has the greatest phosphate resources, with more than 70% of the world's reserves. OCP Group aims to conserve them to meet the growing demand for fertilizers and guarantee food security.

OCP develops and invests in the efficient management of the use of its raw materials and promotes industrial synergies. Its first line of action aims to make efficient use of deposits and maximize the recovery of low phosphorous content phosphates during the extraction phase at its open-pit mining sites. OCP has thus developed a reverse flotation process to enrich its phosphates.

But even with all this innovative processes that we already have, the question in ocp is always How can we reinvent ourselves? How can we strike the right balance between performance, reduced mining costs, and a longlasting competitive edge? How can we add value to a market-leading product? Since 2016, OCP Group has built on the industrial transformation it launched in 2008 by initiating a digital transformation to change its means of production. We are headed toward industry 4.0.

Keywords: Phosphate, Extraction, Beneficiation, Innovation, Digitization

Suggested Citation

ALOUANI, Abdelkader and HALLOUZI, Mohamed and ALLAM, Anas and EL KIYAILA, Saad, Phosphate Beneficiation Innovation in a Sustainable Development Way, OCP Khouribga Mine Case (June 22, 2020). SYMPHOS 2019 – 5th International Symposium on Innovation & Technology in the Phosphate Industry, Available at SSRN: or


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