Our Humber Refinery is one of the most energy efficient refineries in Europe and is leading the way in lower-carbon fuels production. Our Humber Refinery was the first in the UK to produce high-performing, advanced second generation biofuels, at scale, from waste - when Used Cooking Oil (UCO) was introduced to its refining processes in 2017. In 2020, Phillips 66 Limited invested significantly trebling this capacity, with the addition of a new lower carbon fuel module.
One the most exciting opportunities for the Humber Refinery lies in the electric vehicle revolution. One of the products produced by our refinery is high-grade petroleum coke, a carbon-rich residue that remains when other, lighter materials are refined from crude oil. Petroleum coke from our Humber Refinery already has a vital role in supporting advanced manufacturing in the steel recycling and aluminium smelting industries, but now through its unique coke formulations, is also being used across the globe in smart phone and electric vehicle batteries.
Our Humber Refinery's role in the electric vehicle battery market was recognised in the UK Government, Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy. March 2021
Phillips 66 Limited is working with several partners on a number of decarbonisation projects to support the Humber region to meet the UK Government's target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Energy Research and Innovation
We have world leading innovation and development support through our state of the art Energy Research & Innovation organisation that operates in Bartlesville, Oklahoma at the 440-acre Phillips 66 Research Center. Researchers hailing from all around the world work diligently to advance the cutting-edge science that is critical for enhancing company sustainability, developing the technologies of the future, and supporting existing operations.
An industry-led project to remove up to 8 million tonnes of CO2 annually by the mid 2020s from the Immingham industrial cluster helping create a low carbon future for the region.
Renewable hydrogen is essential for the decarbonisation of those sectors where direct electrification is not viable. These include industrial clusters, transport modes such as heavy-goods vehicles, trains, buses, manual handling equipment and maritime applications as well as the gas grid. It will facilitate the Humber’s ambitious transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and by 2050 for the UK as a whole.