David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Agriculture sector benefits from $232,500 nitrogenous fertiliser project

December 7, 2021

In a win for Australian agriculture, a Maranoa company has been awarded a $232,500 grant under Round 1 of the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI).

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud was excited to make the call to FarmN Pty Ltd’s Managing Director, Greg Butler to share the good news.

“Congratulations to FarmN Pty Ltd on a successful application for their Supply chain collaboration for local nitrogenous fertiliser manufacturing project,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Under the project, FarmN Pty Ltd will design and qualify a regional-scale Monolith Thermal Plasma plant at Macalister, to manufacture nitrate fertiliser, which is a real boost for both the region and nationally for farmers.

“This project will reduce Australian farmers’ reliance on imported nitrogenous fertiliser and boost local supply chain resilience.

“What we’ve got here is a business willing to establish a manufacturing capability to address supply chain vulnerabilities for nitrogenous fertiliser, which is identified as a critical product in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.”

The SCRI is one component of the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy, an investment by the Liberal National Government to build the competitiveness, scale and resilience of Australian manufacturers.