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Leigh Creek gas to drive discount gricultural urea project | Farm Online


A new gas extraction process in South Australia is promising to almost eliminate the nation’s dependence on imported urea, and supply the nitrogen fertiliser at a highly competitive price.

Leigh Creek Energy plans to make fertiliser after commercialising hydrogen production using gas drawn from under a disused coal field about 250 kilometres north of Port Augusta.

The company has spent more than $100 million developing and proving it can extract about 200m kilograms of hydrogen annually from residue coal deposits at least 800 metres underground, converting the resource into electricity and as much as 2m tonnes of urea.

Assuming SA government approval by December, it expects to start project development work with a small team early next…



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