Twenty-seven projects have shared in a combined $33 million in grants under round one of the federal government’s Supply Chain Resilience Initiative.
The successful applicants were announced on Monday for round one of the SCRI, which is focussed on domestic production of biopharmaceuticals and agricultural production chemicals.
Projects must involve a minimum $100,000 investment from applicants, and grants between $50,000 and $2 million are available. The maximum amount went to projects including those by:
- Sourci, to support a blockchain-based procurement hub;
- Baxter Healthcare, to support manufacture of life-saving IV medicines;
- Strike Energy, to support a a large-scale facility using natural gas and green hydrogen feedstocks to make urea for agricultural fertiliser; and
- Agrimin, to support its Mackay Potash Project.
(A full list of recipients is reproduced below.)
“The COVID-19 pandemic has showed us the importance of resilient supply chains and manufacturing capability within Australia – especially for critical products,” said industry minister Angus Taylor in a statement.
“Whether it be to ensure we have life-saving medicines, or that our farmers have the agricultural production chemicals they need to keep producing food for Australians – we want to secure our capabilities to make what we need.
Applications for round two of the initiative open today, for a round that is focussed on semiconductor and water treatment chemical projects.
Applications close January 17 at 5:00 PM AEDT. More information is available here.
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|Applicant Details||Grant Amount Supported||Total Investment||Project Description||SMCP Critical Product Category||State|
|Agrimin Limited||$2,000,000||$5,891,985||Mackay Potash Project||Agricultural Chemicals||WA|
|Alphapharm Pty Ltd||$1,000,000||$2,150,000||New One Billion Dose Manufacturing Suite||Biopharmaceuticals||QLD|
|Aspen Asia Pacific Pty Ltd||$2,000,000||$13,260,973||Project Wallaby – Securing Australia’s Sovereign Supply Capability||Biopharmaceuticals||NSW|
|Australian Agribusiness (Holdings) Pty Ltd||$1,490,500||$2,981,000||Project Beetlejuice||Agricultural Chemicals||NSW|
|Australian Agribusiness (Holdings) Pty Ltd||$2,000,000||$4,353,122||Project Riven||Agricultural Chemicals||NSW|
|Australian Agribusiness (Holdings) Pty Ltd||$276,171||$552,343||Project Balance||Agricultural Chemicals||NSW|
|Australian Growing Solutions Pty Ltd||$1,573,250||$3,146,500||Expansion of Tyabb Manufacturing Lines for Critical Mixes||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd||$2,000,000||$4,659,000||Securing local IV medical manufacturing||Biopharmaceuticals||NSW|
|Biocontrol Australia Pty Ltd||$149,098||$298,197||Expanding production efficiency of crop disease bio pesticides.||Agricultural Chemicals||TAS|
|Converte Pty Ltd||$129,900||$259,800||Building Capacity for Phosphorus Efficiency and Utilisation on Farm||Agricultural Chemicals||NSW|
|Farmn Pty Ltd||$232,500||$465,000||Supply chain collaboration for local nitrogenous fertiliser manufacturing.||Agricultural Chemicals||SA|
|FMC Australasia Pty Ltd||$2,000,000||$5,372,375||Increased Supply Security for Crop Protection Active Ingredients||Agricultural Chemicals||NSW|
|Incitec Pivot Limited||$2,000,000||$6,400,000||Technology deployment securing DAPMAP fertiliser manufacturing supply chain||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Indorama Ventures Oxides Australia Pty Limited||$450,000||$900,000||Imported Raw Material Handling Agility||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Ixom Operations Pty Ltd||$1,964,944||$3,929,889||Local manufacture of MCA to reduce 2,4-D supply chain vulnerability||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Liquaforce Pty Ltd||$489,690||$989,690||Upgrade Enhanced Efficiency Fertiliser Plants to Manage Supply Disruptions||Agricultural Chemicals||QLD|
|Mediport Pty Ltd||$1,041,500||$2,083,000||Expanding Last Mile Cold Chain and Controlled Temperature Chain Capacity||Biopharmaceuticals||VIC|
|New Edge Microbials Pty. Ltd.||$2,000,000||$12,306,938||New Bacillus factory||Agricultural Chemicals||NSW|
|Nufarm Australia Limited||$2,000,000||$7,283,000||2,4-D Synthesis Modernisation and Sovereign Capability Retention Project||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Nutrifield Pty Ltd||$320,791||$641,584||Enhanced manufacturing capabilities for a novel, high-efficacy, fungicide||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Regard Investments Pty Ltd||$683,141||$1,366,282||AgriHen||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Rowater Australia Pty Ltd||$200,000||$400,000||Pharmaceutical Grade Sterile Purified Water||Biopharmaceuticals||SA|
|Sipcam Pacific Australia Pty. Limited||$550,000||$1,106,600||Sipcam Agchem and Fertiliser Production Plant and Supply Chain Enhancement||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Sourci Pty Ltd||$2,000,000||$4,020,059||CenProHub: A Trusted Multi-Party Blockchain Centralised Procurement Hub||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Strike Energy Limited||$2,000,000||$29,728,333||Project Haber – Breaking Australia’s reliance on imported fertiliser||Agricultural Chemicals||WA|
|Sustainable Liquid Technology Pty Ltd||$1,000,000||$2,017,808||Substantial Increase to Capacity & Productivity of Manufacturing Facility||Agricultural Chemicals||VIC|
|Verita Pharma Pty Ltd||$1,583,174||$3,166,349||Verita Pharma SCRI Sterile Biopharma Project||Biopharmaceuticals||NSW|