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NeuRizer signs up carbon capture for Leigh Creek urea project

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NeuRizer (formerly Leigh Creek Energy) has entered into an agreement which will see carbon capture and storage capabilities incorporated into its Leigh Creek coal to urea project in outback South Australia.

The company signed a front end engineering and design (FEED) agreement with DL E&C for a CCS facility for its stage one urea production project.

DL E&C has completed FEED design for CCS facilities of up to 3,000 tonnes per day of CO2, and claims the achievement of ‘carbon negativity’ – removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than produced in a project in South Korea.

The Korean project has notched up 15,000 hours of continuous operation without unplanned outages, according to a statement.

NeuRizer raised $18 million in June to progress the first stage of its energy and urea project 850 kilometres north of Adelaide.

The capital injection is funding the production of commercial syngas and power generation from lignite resources at the former Leigh Creek coal field.

NeuRizer has signed an offtake agreement with Korea’s Daelim which plans to take 500,000 tonnes of urea a year for five years, subject to a binding agreement being executed.

NeuRizer managing director Phil Staveley said DL E&C was chosen because of its ‘proven and tested’ CCS Solution.

Staveley said: “DL’s technology has been successfully integrated into South Korean commercial facilities, well ahead of any other competitor.

“…This aligns with our ongoing commitment to being at the forefront of technological solutions that further agricultural output without the unnecessary impact to our surrounding environment.”

Picture: DL E&C CEO Changmin Mo and Neurizer managing director Phil Staveley

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