Phillips 66 Humber Refinery
Phillips 66 has been operating in the UK for over 65 years, providing energy and improving lives.
Our Humber Refinery is one of the most energy efficient refineries in Europe and is leading the way in lower-carbon fuels production.
It 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 of the most exciting opportunities for the Humber Refinery lies in the electric vehicle revolution. One of our products 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.
As the battery supply chain develops in North America and Europe, Phillips 66 has an opportunity to deepen its participation in the value chain. A recent investment in Australia-based NOVONIX will help increase the company’s understanding of how we can tailor our molecules to make batteries better.
Our Humber Refinery's role in the electric vehicle battery market was recognised in the UK Government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy published in March 2021.
Phillips 66 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 including Humber Zero and Gigastack.
An industry-led project to remove up to 8 million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2030 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, 10 years ahead of the UK’s target.
Energy Research and Innovation
Phillips 66 has 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 from around the world work diligently to advance the cutting-edge science critical for enhancing company sustainability, developing the technologies of the future, and supporting existing operations.
With approximately 14,000 employees worldwide and 1,000 in the UK, Phillips 66 values the knowledge, diversity and contributions of our employees and believes they help differentiate the company from others, today and in the future.
As a team, we do more than make a living – we make a difference in the lives of others. Our organisation has the best of both worlds: all the excitement of a company that continues to embark on new initiatives, plus the strength that comes from 140 years of operating excellence. Despite our size, Phillips 66 has a small-company feel and a friendly, family-oriented environment. We are an organisation that takes care of our employees and our communities. Our unique environment enables our employees to think independently, work collaboratively and transform their passion into outstanding results.
We believe inputs of operating excellence, environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and financial performance deliver sustainable business. Our company’s strong governance, high ethics, safety focus and inclusive culture are based on our values of safety, honour and commitment..