Responding to the emissions reduction challenge
While the traditional liquid fuels and lubricants we supply will continue to play a critical role as the energy system transitions to a lower-carbon future, we have a range of initiatives in the new energies sector, to supply lower-carbon fuels to the market in the future.
These initiatives and our commitments to reduce our own carbon footprint, form an important part of Australia’s pathway to a lower-carbon energy system. This includes a net zero target across our non-refining operations by 2030, a ten percent reduction in emissions intensity at our Geelong refinery, and an end goal of net zero across our entire operations by 2050.
The New Energies Service Station is part of our vision for the Geelong Energy Hub, where a number of development projects will support alternative energies such as hydrogen.
Images of the New Energies Service Station are preliminary, conceptual and not to scale.
Viva Energy is proposing to construct and operate Australia’s first publicly accessible service station that offers hydrogen refuelling and electric vehicle recharging for heavy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
In an Australian first, the New Energies Service Station will have the capability to dispense green hydrogen in commercial quantities and refuel a fleet of heavy FCEVs consecutively. The project will place Victoria at the forefront of Australia’s ambitions for hydrogen as a zero emission solution for the commercial road transport sector.
The New Energies Service Station is Australia’s most ambitious green hydrogen mobility project announced to-date. Subject to regulatory approvals, the site is expected to commence operations in late in 2023 in Geelong.
The New Energies Service Station will be located on the corner of Station Street and the Princes Highway at the entrance to Geelong Refinery.
The New Energies Service Station will help us better understand:
- the performance of various FCEVs across different industries
- how heavy FCEVs perform in Australian conditions
- the regulatory and approval pathways for public hydrogen refuelling service - stations
- about the safety of hydrogen refuelling and build fleet owners’ and operators - confidence
DOWNLOAD THE HYDROGEN SAFETY FACT SHEET
|Final Investment Decision (FID)
||Quarter 2 2022
||Second half 2023
||Up to 850kg per day
||Recycled water from Barwon Water’s Northern Water Plant
Final Investment Decision
Second half 2023
*These are target dates, creating an indicative timeline. Dates are subject to change and dependent on relevant regulatory and Board approvals.