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Solar integration in LNG industry

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The Energy and Resources Institute completed a study in collaboration with NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) to determine the feasibility and extent of carbon emissions reduction capable in the LNG industry by integrating solar energy into the production process.

The findings of the report, which used the Santos-operated Darwin LNG facility as a technical case study, determined that by incorporating solar energy into operations LNG facilities in the NT, QLD and WA could reduce their carbon footprint by up to five million tonnes of CO2 per year at existing production capacities (one per cent of Australia’s current total emissions). These changes could account for four to nine per cent of Australia’s emissions reduction needs if implemented before 2030.

The new infrastructure that would be required to achieve this would create 1890 new full-time jobs during the installation phase and 868 ongoing operations.

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