A world-first innovative battery project is set to reduce carbon emissions by 20 per cent from the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility’s power generation.

ConocoPhillips Australia, as operator of Darwin LNG, will invest in the state-of-the-art battery project, which will enable existing turbines to run at maximum efficiency and remove the need to run an additional turbine.

Darwin LNG will become the world’s first LNG plant to install a battery to reduce emissions, saving thousands of tonnes of fuel gas and reducing maintenance costs.

The battery also has significant potential to integrate with other opportunities currently being considered by Darwin LNG, such as alternative energy generation, to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions.

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby, said the battery project continues Darwin LNG’s record of innovation and leadership in carbon management.

“It’s pleasing to see ConocoPhillips Australia not only providing jobs for Territorians, but also committing to reducing carbon emissions.”

ConocoPhillips Australia West President, Chris Wilson, said, “Darwin LNG has been an industry leader in environmental performance and carbon management for over a decade.

“ConocoPhillips is taking action on climate change led by a global commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations by five to 15 per cent by 2030.”

Eliza Booth

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