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bp Australia undertakes green hydrogen feasibility study

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bp, together with Macquarie Capital, is undertaking a feasibility study into the production of green hydrogen at its Kwinana site in Western Australia. bp’s plans for the site will see it repurposed as a clean energy hub, which will include the production of renewable fuels. The Kwinana energy hub is advantaged to create domestic green value chains and help Western Australia to deliver its net zero commitments.

bp’s plans for the site will see it repurposed as a clean energy hub, which will include the production of renewable fuels. The Kwinana energy hub is advantaged to create domestic green value chains and help Western Australia to deliver its net zero commitments.

The project marks a significant step in bp’s broader plans to repurpose its Kwinana site as an integrated energy hub that produces and distributes fuel for the future. bp is already underway with plans to develop a renewable fuels plant at the site, producing sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel.

Frédéric Baudry, President, bp Australia and SVP fuels & low carbon solutions, Asia Pacific, said: “We would like to thank and acknowledge the Western Australian Government for their support for our plans to repurpose Kwinana.

“Guided by the Federal Government’s Low Emission Technology Investment Roadmap, we are advancing bp Kwinana’s contribution to the creation of domestic green value chains and the decarbonisation of Australia’s hard-to-abate sectors, particularly heavy industry, mining and transport.”

The Kwinana Industrial Area is the largest industrial cluster in Western Australia and is a great example of industrial symbiosis with more than 150 products, by-products and utilities exchanged between facilities in the region. The hydrogen feasibility study will help progress the decarbonisation of industrial processes by integrating green energy alternatives for these existing industrial uses.

“For more than 65 years, bp’s Kwinana site has played an integral role in the Kwinana Industrial Area, which is comprised of a diverse range of high emission producing industries, including mineral refineries, power stations, chemical plants and cement works.

“We are excited by the role bp’s Kwinana energy hub will play in close collaboration with our partners. bp has a strong track record as an energy provider to the industrial area and has readily accessible land, existing infrastructure including storage and distribution facilities, and a team with extensive operational capabilities and experience.

“bp is committed to developing solutions that will help accelerate the energy transition in Australia. With our unique capabilities, bp can offer increasingly complex, multi-energy solutions to its partners and customers through their decarbonisation journey,” Frédéric Baudry added.

John Pickhaver, Co-Head of Macquarie Capital, Australia and New Zealand said: “We are delighted to be partnering with bp in this project as part of our greater commitment to supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. We believe Australia – and Kwinana in particular – has a number of use cases that support a meaningful green hydrogen industry. We are looking forward to working with bp and the Western Australian Government on this significant project.”

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/the-environment/14092021/bp-australia-undertakes-green-hydrogen-feasibility-study/

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