RLF launches arm to generate ACCUs from cropping

Grain Central, March 24, 2023

RLF AgTech’s Plant Proton Delivery Technology are marketed as reducing the need for applied fertiliser, and inceaseing yields. Photo: RLF AgTech

PLANT-nutrition company RLF AgTech has this week launch RLF Carbon as a wholly owned subsidiary to harness and monetise the carbon in soil in Australia’s grain industry.

Australia crops around 23 million hectares annually, and RLF said this initiative represent an alternative to soil-carbon projects in Australia that focus on trees and pastures as a means of generating carbon offsets.

RLF Products are used in its Accumulating Carbon in Soil System (ACSS), and are promoted by the company as away for Australian grain growers to generate Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs), and reduced dependence on applied fertiliser.

RLF AgTech is based in Western Australia and listed on the ASX last year.

Its soil-carbon pilot program using ACSS will cover 5000ha, and is seeking registration by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Regulator as an approved emissions-reduction projects to generate ACCUs.

RLF promotes its products that contain its Plant Proton Delivery Technology (PPDT) as cutting applied fertiliser requirements by around 20 percent, and deliver an increase in yields of 10-30pc.

“Utilising our product technology, systems and practical on farm experience, we aim to be a
first mover in the Australian grain crop market to aggregate large-scale ACCU production from
existing commercial farming operations,” RLF managing director and chief executive officer Ken Hancock said.

“With a finite amount of arable land in the world, we must look to innovative technologies to
maximise farming efficiency by increasing crop yields and quality without the need to use more
granular fertiliser in the soil.

“RLF’s technology is critical to feeding our growing population and a key piece in helping the world achieve net zero in agriculture and sustainable farming practices”.
The pilot program will potentially offset 15,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year, and emitters including Chevron, BlueScope, INPEX, Qantas, Anglo Coal and onesteel have already been listed as participants.

RLF manager of carbon strategy and corporate development Raj Aggarwal will be managing the commercialisation of RLF’s ACSS Program with a view to generating ACCUs in the Australian grain industry at scale.

“RLF’s ability to generate ACCUs concurrently with achieving higher crop yields, better-quality
food and increased on-farm profits is something I see as unique,” Mr Aggarwal said.

Source: RLF AgTech


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