Western Australia is a step closer to the creation of a large-scale green hydrogen hub with bp completing its concept development phase study into its energy hub H2Kwinana.
The hub is supported by the WA government’s $180 million investment in renewable hydrogen, and funding from the federal government’s Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs programme.
Hubs have been announced in the Pilbara and Kwinana under the programme which provides between $30 million and $70 million to support projects in seven nominated regions around the nation.
The H2Kwinana Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hub has a total project value of over $252.5 million.
The new study identified two potential base case scenarios, with the hub producing either 44 tonnes per day of green hydrogen or 143 tonnes per day.
The potential growth target of 429 tonnes per day was selected as the third and final case.
With the study complete, bp is a step closer to achieving a final investment decision for the H2Kwinana project.
The potential H2Kwinana hub will be able to provide a renewable hydrogen supply for domestic and export markets, and support the creation of new green industries.
To create green hydrogen the required electrical power is derived from renewable energy sources or by procuring Renewable Electricity Certificates.
The green hydrogen produced would be used by bp, other industrial customers, tube trailer loading and vehicle refuelling.
Hydrogen Industry Minister Bill Johnston said: “With the completion of this feasibility study Western Australia is a step closer to the creation of a green hydrogen hub.
“Kwinana has been a central hub of fuel operations for the past 65 years, the potential development of a green hydrogen hub would progress the decarbonisation of the Kwinana Industrial Area.
“These kinds of projects are possible thanks to the WA Labor Government’s $180 million investment into renewable hydrogen.”
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