BP to explore hydrogen production at Kwinana site
BP plans to repurpose the Kwinana site for producing hydrogen and renewable fuel.
BP Australia partners with Macquarie Capital to conduct a feasibility study into the production of green hydrogen at its Kwinana site in Western Australia.
BP is already contemplating building a renewable fuels plant at the Kwinana site to produce sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel. However, the feasibility study for hydrogen will be a major step for BP to transform the Kwinana site as an integrated energy hub for future fuel. The Kwinana energy hub will create domestic green value chains and help Western Australia deliver its net-zero commitments. The project will also receive funding from the Western Australian Government.
The Kwinana Industrial Area is the largest industrial cluster in Western Australia, comprised of a diverse range of emission-intensive industries, including mineral refineries, power stations, chemical plants and cement works. BP Kwinana site has been serving the area for over 65 years. The hydrogen feasibility study will support the decarbonisation of industrial processes by integrating green energy alternatives for these existing industrial uses.
Frédéric Baudry, president of BP Australia, said, “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.”
John Pickhaver, co-head of Macquarie Capital, Australia and New Zealand, commented, “We believe Australia, and Kwinana in particular, has a number of use cases that support a meaningful green hydrogen industry.”