|Australian Carbon Fertilisers (ACF) is a privately funded company under Latrobe Fertilisers, which is also the owner of the Latrobe Urea Project. Our product development has been primarily based around work done in Eastern Europe, in conjunction with research carried out in the US.|
The Latrobe Urea Project is a planned 520,000 tonne facility that will be built adjacent to the Yallourn mine in the Latrobe Valley. Access to the Victorian lignite reserves at Yallourn has enabled ACF to explore the potential of using this resource as a product base for the development of a soil enhancing fertiliser.
Initial trials were designed to give an indication of soil and tissue response to the product, and sites are located in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
ACF is developing a soil enhancing fertiliser that will:
- Allow Australian farmers to enrich the humus content of their soils;
- Reduce dependence on chemical fertilisers;
- Be easily transportable and applied in most Australian agricultural situations;
- Enable the potential of significantly enhanced take up of CO2 in the soil; and
- Improve water retention capacity within the soil.