BP Australia awarded $1.71m for unique renewable hydrogen and ammonia opportunity

A feasibility study into the production of renewable hydrogen and ammonia in the portside town of Geraldton in Western Australia is being supported by the Morrison Government.

The government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will provide $1.71m to BP Australia to evaluate the feasibility of building a renewable hydrogen and ammonia production facility in Geraldton.

Under the study, BP will investigate using grid connected power and procuring renewable electricity through a power purchase agreement (PPA) to produce renewable hydrogen using electrolysis. Renewable hydrogen would then be used instead of natural gas to produce renewable ammonia.

BP aims to produce approximately 20,000 tonnes of renewable ammonia from the facility per year for domestic use. BP will also investigate export opportunities by leveraging its existing trade relationships.

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