About

KSM Fertilizers

KSM inc. is a small locally-owned fertilizer company with a patented, low-cost production method to manufacture Potassium Sulphate (SOP) and Potassium Magnesium Sulphate (SOPM) fertilizers. The company is developing a 45,000 tonne per year operation located in Tring-Jonction, Quebec – 80km south of Quebec City. The nutrients supplied by KSM’s fertilizers match the needs of many crops grown in eastern Canada and United States. There are more than 7,000,000 tonnes of SOP and SOPM applied to farm fields annually around the world. We’re proud to be the first local source to the region supplying nutrients to farmers to enhance food supply, quality, and economics.

K-Bec branding

Our K-Bec brand fertilizers boast a low-chloride source of potassium, sulphur, and magnesium in forms best suited for crops in Eastern North America.

We’ve got you covered from A to Z – from Apples to Zucchini. We offer balanced nutrients to maximize yield, quality, and economic value. From our home in rural Quebec, we can get our fertilizers to North America’s eastern growers quickly and efficiently – a first for this region of the world to supply SOP and SOPM.

Project

  • Construction of a 45 000 TPY fertilizer plant (SOP & SOPM)
  • Location : Thetford Mines area, Quebec

MANAGEMENT

David Lemieux
President

Mr. Lemieux is a chemical engineer graduated from University of Sherbrooke with and has accumulated more than 17 many years of experience in industrial process development. He has worked in the energy sector for a number of years and then served as director of engineering for a research center specialized in biofuels. During that period, he also founded Innoltek, a privately owned company who has become one of the few major player in the biodiesel industry and bio-lubricants in Quebec. Since 2009, he is involved with Dundee Sustainable Technologies (DST) where he act as the Executive Vice-President of the corporation. As such, he oversees the research and development initiatives of the DST which is including commercializing its proprietary technologies for the mining sector. His experience includes process development and commercialisation, financing and supervision of multidisciplinary team of professionals. He participated closely in the development of the DST’s technologies at laboratory, pilot plant and industrial level. He is also co-inventor of several patents and publications.

Dr. Jean-Marc Lalancette
Vice-President R&D

Dr. Lalancette holds a Ph.D. (Chemistry) from Université of Montréal (1960). He is a professor Emeritus of the Université de Sherbrooke and the author of more than 140 patents related to mineral chemistry and problem solving in environmental science. His contributions have been acknowledged by several awards, including the Manning Award in 1985 for the development of a safer form of asbestos. Dr. Lalancette, co-founder of the DST, was a director and Vice-President, Development of the Corporation until his retirement in February 2015. He is now Chairman Emeritus of DST. He is also the co-founder of KSM inc.

Jay Hussey
Chief Commercial Officer

Jay Hussey is a highly experienced fertilizer industry executive, with an extensive background in potassium fertilizer marketing, supply contracting, and off-take & joint venture negotiations throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Jay started his fertilizer career in 2004 as Vice-President of China-based Migao Corporation in both Toronto and Beijing. During his 10 years with Migao, he helped it grow into China’s largest non-State owned SOP producer. Since then, he has successfully secured many binding, multi-year contracts for his network of global fertilizer companies.