- McGowan Government welcomes Kwinana Renewable Fuels Project milestone
- Project to transform bp refinery infrastructure for biofuels
- Kwinana Industrial Area at the centre of WA's renewables strategy
The McGowan Government has welcomed the latest milestone for bp's $1 billion Kwinana Renewable Fuels project.
The Kwinana project is one of five biofuel refineries bp has planned globally and is scheduled to be the first to come online.
It is part of bp's commitment to transform the former refinery into a renewable energy hub.
The Renewable Fuels Project has reached the front-end engineering design phase milestone which is the step before making a final investment.
The Kwinana project will repurpose refining units and infrastructure at bp's Kwinana site to produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel.
The biorefinery is planned to produce sustainable aviation fuel and biodiesel from bio feedstocks by 2026.
It will complement the site's existing import terminal operations and integrate with bp's plans for green hydrogen production, which are currently being assessed in a feasibility study.
The McGowan Government has provided $300,000 to bp to support the H2Kwinana feasibility study.
The Kwinana Renewables Project is located in the Kwinana Industrial Area which has supported tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"I welcome this latest milestone as bp begins the transformation of its Kwinana infrastructure into a renewables hub.
"This transformational project, which is one of five in the world, is a testament to the fact that WA continues to be an ideal location to invest and do business.
"Initiatives like this bring significant benefits to our State, boost our strong economy and ensure we have a long line of local jobs and work for local businesses into the future."
Comments attributed to State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook:
"There has been a long association between bp and Kwinana over many years.
"It is very encouraging that we are seeing the rebirth of the facility as a renewable energy hub.
"Not only will this create jobs, but it will create jobs for the future as WA plays a leading role in the global shift to renewable energy."
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