The project would capture and send for storage up to 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to capturing the emissions from the heating of 1 million UK households.
The proposed development, H2Teesside, would be a significant step in developing bp’s hydrogen business and make a major contribution to the UK Government’s target of developing 5GW of hydrogen production by 2030.
The project would be located in Teesside in north-east England and, with a final investment decision in early 2024, could begin production in 2027 or earlier.
bp has begun a feasibility study into the project to explore technologies that could capture up to 98% of carbon emissions from the hydrogen production process.
Dev Sanyal, bp’s executive vice president of gas and low carbon energy said:
- Blue hydrogen, integrated with carbon capture and storage, can provide the scale and reliability needed by industrial processes
- It can also play an essential role in decarbonising hard-to-electrify industries and driving down the cost of the energy transition.
- H2Teesside, together with NZT and NEP, has the potential to transform the area into one of the 1st carbon neutral clusters in the UK
UK Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said:
- Driving the growth of low carbon hydrogen is a key part of the PM’s Ten Point Plan & Energy White Paper and can play an important part in helping us end our contribution to climate change by 2050
- Clean hydrogen has huge potential to help us fully decarbonise across the UK
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