Senior business leaders provided an update on Viva Energy’s plans for the Geelong Energy Hub at a virtual community information session.
Presenters to the March 10 online forum included Viva Energy’s Chief Business Development and Sustainability Officer Lachlan Pfeiffer, Supply Commercial Manager Mark Gerhardy, Alternative Fuels Manager Sandra Lau, and Gas Terminal Project Manager Rob Mackie.
The forum heard about our newly announced launch of Australia’s most ambitious hydrogen mobility project that will see the development of a New Energy Service Station in Geelong offering green hydrogen refuelling and electric vehicle recharging
The project will use green hydrogen and is designed to demonstrate the practical use of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEVs) in a cross-section of industries that can’t be easily decarbonised.
The Geelong Energy Hub is also planning to include a solar farm that will generate between 12-20 megawatts of green renewable energy and meet up to 10% of the refinery’s electricity needs.
An update on the Gas Terminal Project was also provided with the project reaching an important milestone with the public exhibition of the Environment Effects Statement.
Studies undertaken for the EES show that the healthy marine life in Corio Bay would continue to Flourish while the EES also outlines how we would minimise the environmental footprint of the terminal through innovative design and initiatives such as recycling seawater in refinery operations.