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OCI Global delivers low-carbon nitrogen fertilizer to Simpsons Malt Limited

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World Fertilizer,

OCI Global has delivered the first UK shipment of its low-carbon fertilizer to Simpsons Malt Limited as part of an exciting new project to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of malting barley and distilling wheat.

The shipment of the company’s NUTRAMON Low Carbon fertilizer – a low-carbon nitrogen granular product – was delivered to the Port of Berwick in Northumberland on 14 March.

OCI Global’s VP Commercial Nitrogen, Aviv Bar Tal, says the partnership will involve NUTRAMON Low Carbon being applied on malting barley and distilling wheat at Simpsons Malt’s farm in Northumberland and on other trial sites this year with a focus on decarbonising the supply chain, ultimately lowering the carbon footprint of Scotch Whisky.

NUTRAMON Low Carbon is estimated to have a reduced production carbon footprint of up to 50% compared to conventionally produced fertilizers (cradle-to-gate).

The fertilizer is also ISCC PLUS certified, a recognised independent certification standard for bio, bio-circular and renewable feedstocks across the world.

Simpsons Malt Limited fertilizer director, David Barrett, says NUTRAMON Low Carbon will be sold commercially to growers by the company’s agricultural merchanting division, McCreath Simpson & Prentice, from Autumn 2023 following the initial trials this season.

The aim is for the low-carbon fertilizer to be applied to the cultivation process of malting barley and distilling wheat, which is destined for Simpsons Malt’s brewing and distilling customers.

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