The hydrogen hub, which is being developed in partnership with Macquarie Group, brings together a unique combination of existing infrastructure, concentrated industrial demand, and strong connections to one of Australia’s largest industrial hubs.
The hub will include installation of an electrolyser of at least 75 MW, hydrogen storage, compression and truck loading facilities, and upgrades to bp’s existing on-site hydrogen pipeline. The hydrogen produced will support domestic and export demand including hydrogen supply for bp’s renewable fuels production, ammonia, metals and minerals processing, on-site gas blending and hydrogen for heavy duty transport.
Frédéric Baudry, president, bp Australia and SVP fuels & low carbon solutions, Asia Pacific, said: “We are delighted by this announcement and would like to thank and acknowledge the Federal and Western Australian Governments for their strong support of our plans to develop Kwinana and help activate a regional hydrogen industry.
“bp's Kwinana hydrogen hub is further demonstration of our progress to becoming a net zero company and helping the world get there too. We believe hydrogen will play a central role in the decarbonisation of Australia’s hard-to-abate sectors – particularly heavy industry, mining and transport – and we have the experience, expertise and commercial partnerships to make that happen.”
bp will soon release the outcomes of a feasibility study into the production of green hydrogen at the site, which it has been undertaking in partnership with Macquarie Group and with funding from the Western Australian Government.
The project is part of bp’s broader plans to develop its Kwinana site as an integrated energy hub that produces and distributes fuel for the future. bp is underway with plans to develop a renewable fuels plant at the site, producing sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel.
Notes to editors
bp has set an ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero. Our team in Australia is working hard on our low carbon goals via alternative energy solutions, technology and as a gas producer.
bp has been operating in Australia for more than 100 years. bp is one of Australia’s leading premium fuel retailers with around 1,400 branded retail fuel sites across the country, of which approximately 350 are company-owned, and more than 1,000 are owned and operated by our independent business partners.
bp is engaged in the exploration and production of oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas and the marketing of petroleum and lubricant products in Australia.
bp is also a member of the Australian Hydrogen Council and the Global Hydrogen Council.
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