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Innovation and R&D

  • Solving Tomorrow's Challenges Through Innovation

  • For over 70 years, research at Tessenderlo Kerley has been born from the innovative thinking of the Kerley brothers. From the beginning, innovation and a commitment to research has been etched in to our DNA, cementing our place as world leaders in innovative sulfur products, applications, processes and services.

    Supporting our customers through dedicated research and expert team members sets us apart.  The Phoenix Innovation Center, a 25000 square foot, state-of-the-art R&D facility, specializes in innovating our chemistry through research and design as well as providing the best in quality control for our products. It is fully equipped with an array of modern analytical tools, synthesis and formulation capabilities and a dedicated minerals separations lab. 

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
– Anonymous
R&D Facilities

The Tessenderlo Kerley Learning Center, in Dinuba, California, is a 107-acre research farm staffed by our highly respected agronomists. This facility benefits from additional research laboratories and greenhouses as well as an interactive training room for our agronomists and guests. 

TKI Diverse Scientists

Our researchers collaborate with leading universities and research groups to harness the best of science to accelerate problem solving and solution providing.

University of British Columbia

Department of Materials Engineering, Dr. David Dresinger

Department of Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering, Dr. Marek Pawlik

University of California Riverside

Department of Environmental Sciences, Dr. Jay Gan

University of Auburn     

College of Agriculture, Dr. Beth Guertal