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Project overview
  • Lead Organisation

    BP Australia Pty Ltd

    Location

    Geraldton, Western Australia

    ARENA Program

    Advancing Renewables Program

  • Start Date

    April 2020

    Status

    Current

  • Project Partners
    GHD Group Limited

Summary

The Geraldton Export-Scale Renewable Investment (GERI) Feasibility Study will explore the potential for developing a green hydrogen and ammonia production supply chain.

Need

The Project GERI Feasibility Study will help BP and the energy sector better understand the feasibility of leveraging the Mid-West region’s vast renewable energy resource and assess:

  • Feasibility of developing a demonstration scale project,
  • A pathway to a fully integrated green supply chain with significant global scale,
  • Domestic and export green ammonia/hydrogen market potential and opportunities/barriers to scale-up.
Last updated
01 September 2020

Action

The Project GERI feasibility study will deliver a detailed techno-economic evaluation of both demonstration and commercial scale green /hydrogen ammonia production plants in Geraldton. This will include an evaluation of different technologies and process configurations required to manufacture green hydrogen and green ammonia.

BP’s vast energy experience makes it well placed to develop green hydrogen supply chains. The study will develop a customer-based demand profile for both domestic and export users, underpinning project economics and highlighting any enabling infrastructure requirements.

Outcome

The study will provide a number of key outcomes:

  • Outline a commercial pathway to produce zero carbon hydrogen/ammonia, underpinned by domestic and export customer base,
  • Leverage existing infrastructure and identify key enabling infrastructure requirements,
  • Utilise a blend of existing and new technology options and assess step-change requirements for commercial scale viability,
  • Identify clear economic and social benefits,
  • Harness community support and demonstrate a viable, safe and economic pathway to scale.

Additional impact

This project supports industry and community goals towards decarbonisation and transitioning to a future green economy. This is aligned with BP’s ambition of helping the world meet net zero.

Harnessing premium renewable energy resources to serve potential markets is a key step towards realising the employment and economic potential of Australia’s green energy industry.

Last updated 01 September 2020

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