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British multinational oil and gas company (bp)’s AUD$1bn (US$672M) renewable fuels project in Kwinana, Australia, has reached the front-end engineering design phase, the step before a final investment is made, Biofuels Digest reported on 20 February.

The Kwinana project is one of five biofuel refineries bp has planned globally and is scheduled to be the first to come online, according to a Government of Western Australia (WA) media statement on 17 February.

“It is part of bp's commitment to transform the former refinery into a renewable energy hub.”

Refining units and infrastructure at the bp site in Western Australia state would be repurposed to produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel from bio-feedstocks by 2026.

“The project 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 WA statement said.