NeuRizer coal syngas to urea plant powers ahead

NeuRizer has executed an Infrastructure utilisation Licence Agreement with the South Australian government allowing the exclusive use of existing infrastructure at the site of the NeuRizer Urea Project (NRUP), at Leigh Creek in the north of the state.

The agreement allows for significant efficiencies and cost savings by leveraging existing infrastructure on site, which once served the defunct Leigh Creek coal field.

Neurizer, formerly known as Leigh Creek Energy, will begin upgrading existing infrastructure which has a value of up to $70 million immediately.

This will form part of the Front-End Design and Engineering process underway for a plant which will utilise syngas produced in situ underground to initially produce one million tonnes of urea fertiliser a year.

The numerous production wells planned at Leigh Creek have the potential to produce two million tonnes of urea a year.

The proposal claims to be carbon neutral, with the company aiming for zero carbon operations when it comes on stream in 2025.

Neurizer managing director Phil Staveley said the recently elected SA government had continued to support the project which he described of ‘national significance’.

He said the project would significantly increase Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capability supporting food production, as well as providing inputs to industrial production of products such as the diesel additive AdBlue.

Infrastructure to be reused on site (pictured below) includes administrative buildings, major warehouses, a drill/blast shed storage sheds and equipment and vehicle wash facilities.

Pictures: Neurizer

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