Fortescue kicks tyres on hydrogen plant at Marsden Point

Fortescue kicks tyres on hydrogen plant at Marsden Point
Its life as an oil refinery is ending, but could there be a green future for Marsden Point? (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Australian mining and resources giant Fortescue will study the potential to produce carbon-zero, or ‘green’, hydrogen in New Zealand by repurposing the oil refinery at Marsden Point.The proposal is at a very early feasibility study stage and is part of a wider push by Fortescue and its colourful founder, Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest, to reposition the company for global energy market decarbonisation.“Green hydrogen can provide all sorts of advantages to local and export economies – and is the answer our planet nee...

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