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BP talks up Australia’s green hydrogen potential

Feasibility study supports BP plans for pilot and commercial-scale production in plants in Western Australia

Australia’s potential as a large-scale producer of green hydrogen and ammonia could position it as “a regional powerhouse of the energy transition”, according to BP, which is studying the feasibility of pilot and commercial facilities in the country. BP is considering a pilot plant with the capacity to produce 4,000t/yr of hydrogen and up to 20,000t/yr of ammonia, and a commercial-scale plant that could produce 200,000t/yr of hydrogen and up to 1mn t/yr of ammonia. An initial feasibility study released this week focussed on potential sites at Geraldton in Western Australia (WA) using electricity from wind and solar with support from battery storage. The commercial-scale plant would need 1.5



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