Story: Fertiliser industry

Kapuni urea plant

Kapuni urea plant

The Kapuni plant in Taranaki produces urea, a nitrogen-containing chemical, from natural gas. Urea is the most widely used nitrogen fertiliser in New Zealand, and is also used in some manufacturing processes. Some urea is imported.

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Ants Roberts, 'Fertiliser industry - The industry today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15844/kapuni-urea-plant (accessed 25 February 2020)

Story by Ants Roberts, published 24 Nov 2008