Phillips 66’s Humber Refinery is a major player in environmentally friendlier energy, including creating renewable diesel from cooking oil and manufacturing specialty coke for electric vehicle batteries.
Now, it’s working with several other companies on a pilot project, partially funded through $10 million from the British government, to develop renewable hydrogen.
The Gigastack project will use electricity generated by offshore wind turbines to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas. Hydrogen is a low-emission fuel that can power transportation, heavy industry and refining processes.
Phillips 66 says Humber will use hydrogen for things like lowering sulfur content in diesel fuel.
– Katherine Brennecke, The Engineering 100