BP has completed a study into its proposed H2Kwinana energy hub in Western Australia.

The large-scale green hydrogen hub H2Kwinana, would be aimed at providing a renewable hydrogen supply for domestic and export markets.

The concept development phase study puts bp a step closer to reaching a final investment decision for the H2Kwinana project.

The 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.

WA hydrogen industry minister Bill Johnston said completion of the feasibility study brought the state closer to 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,” he said.

“These kinds of projects are possible thanks to the WA Labor government’s $180 million investment into renewable hydrogen.”

The WA government noted the required electrical power to create green hydrogen is derived from renewable energy sources or by procuring Renewable Electricity Certificates.

It said the green hydrogen produced would be used by bp, other industrial customers, tube trailer loading and vehicle refuelling.

The study was part of state government’s $180 million investment in renewable hydrogen