BP said it would work through a partnership with Australian lender Macquarie Group on a feasibility study meant to assess transitioning the UK company’s refinery at Kwinana in Western Australia into a green hydrogen hub.
The company said:
- 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
BP Australia will receive A$300 000 to redevelop the Kwinana facility.
The government of Western Australia has already committed almost A$30 million towards developing a job-creating renewable hydrogen industry.
BP Australia president Frederic Baudry said:
- 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