Triangle Energy has begun a front end engineering design (FEED) study for a proposed 5000 barrel per day modular, flexible feed renewable fuel refinery (RFR) in Western Australia.
A recently completed concept and pre-FEED studies have indicated potential viability for the RFR project, with positive outcomes resulting in a commitment to the FEED phase.
The project was initiated in the second quarter of 2021, to respond to decarbonisation targets and increased demand for local future fuel supply.
It has been developed to directly complement the company’s existing diversification steps, including the Pilot Energy joint venture and its State Gas holding.
The RFR project will provide both essential blended renewable fuel reining capacity in the state, and be a net consumer of hydrogen, with up to 1500 kg used per day in the processing of fuel.
Triangle Energy managing director and chief executive Rob Towner said the company is looking forward to the RFR project developments.
“The Triangle Energy team is very pleased to announce our investigation into the potential to establish a modern, modular renewable fuel refinery by leveraging our existing infrastructure in the Perth Basin,” said Towner.
“The proposed 5000 barrel per day facility would be suitable for bio-crude fuel stocks as well as crude and condensate products from our Cliff Head joint venture as well as other onshore and offshore operations for Western Australia’s fuel security after the planned closure of the Kwinana refinery later this decade.”
North American group Plant Process has been selected to undertake FEED work, due to the company’s extensive experience in the delivery of modern, modular renewable diesel refining capacity.
FEED will begin immediately and is expected to be completed within the first quarter of 2022, with first production intended for early 2024.
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