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  • Products

    CSBP is a safe and reliable producer of sodium cyanide and explosive grade ammonium nitrate for the mining industry, as well as a trusted manufacturer and supplier of fertiliser and agricultural services to Western Australian growers for over 100 years.

  • Work with us
    Work with us

    CSBP is recognised as Western Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of chemicals, fertilisers and related services to mining, agricultural and industrial sectors throughout the world.

    Our businesses are recognised as safe, reliable and innovative industry leaders with a strong commitment to customers. We offer an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity and the uniqueness of individual talents, experiences and ideas.

  • Supplier Management
    Supplier Management

    CSBP relies on a secure, sustainable, and internationally competitive supply chain and strong, positive supplier relationships.

    CSBP chooses to work with suppliers that share its commitment to health, safety, the environment and continued economic growth.

  • Company

    CSBP is part of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers’ (WesCEF) portfolio of leading, sustainable businesses.  WesCEF belongs to Wesfarmers, a diversified conglomerate listed on the ASX and one of the nation’s largest employers.

    CSBP consists of several chemical and fertilisers businesses, as well as a number of subsidiaries and joint ventures.  Each business in its own right is recognised as a safe, reliable and innovative industry leader with a strong commitment to customers.

  • Community

    CSBP has been an active participant in the communities in which we operate for over 100 years. We believe we have a responsibility to get behind the our communities and, more than that, we’re proud to do so.

    We provide support in a number of different ways including, community grants, partnerships, employee giving and disaster relief.

  • Sustainability

    At CSBP we recognise that sustainability drives success.
    It is fundamental to maintaining our social license to operate, and ensuring we continue to grow a portfolio of leading, sustainable businesses.

    We believe sustainability is about understanding and managing the ways we impact the communities and environments in which we operate, to ensure that we continue to create value in the future.

CSBP uses unsung hero technology to reduce emissions

CSBP has been utilising a traditional yet modern ‘unsung technology hero’ in its bid to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Capturing waste heat from its chemical processes to generate electricity has been part of CSBP’s everyday efforts since CSBP’s Kwinana site was first established in 1968.

Waste heat recovery systems are an integral part of the design of several of the industrial giant’s chemical plants in Kwinana, generating more than 75 per cent of the 138-hectare site’s electricity requirements.  In fact, CSBP is one of the few industrial sites along the busy Kwinana Industrial Strip that generates most of its electricity.

CSBP’s waste heat recovery systems capture heat, which is a by-product from their nitric acid, sodium cyanide and ammonia plants, and utilises it to heat water, creating steam that drives a turbine to generate electricity.  If the heat was not utilised, it would dissipate into the atmosphere.

It’s an effective way for the business to limit its greenhouse gas emissions, generate clean power, increase efficiency and save energy – allowing CSBP to benefit from a more circular economy and contribute to its sustainability goals.  

Although the technology has been around for decades, it has been fine-tuned over the years, and efficiencies are now even better for businesses like CSBP, which prides itself on being an early adopter of technology advancements.  

Electricity generated from the heat recovery systems enables CSBP to supply most of its Kwinana site’s power needs, including its Fertiliser and Ammonium Nitrate prill plants.

CSBP General Manager Ammonia/ Ammonium Nitrate Ryan Hair said the business has been utilising recovery waste systems as an integral part of their chemical production processes for more than 40 years, and its environmental benefits are accepted by most of the team as just part of what they do.

“We are proud of the fact that our reliance on the state power grid is very small.  In the past, we have been substantially self-sufficient.

“The best generation year was 2020 when we generated 290GWh – that’s enough electricity to power 41,600 homes,” said Ryan.

With further growth opportunities being explored, CSBP continues to look at alternate energy generation options to meet their own power needs.