US supermajor ConocoPhillips is investing in battery technology to reduce carbon emissions at its liquefied natural gas plant in Australia’s Northern Territory.

ConocoPhillips said the project would enable the existing turbines at its Darwin LNG facility to run at maximum efficiency and remove the need to run an additional turbine, reducing carbon emissions from power generation by 20%.

It claims the project will see Darwin LNG become the first LNG facility to use battery technology to reduce emissions and will save thousands of tonnes of fuel gas and reduce maintenance costs.