bp plans UK’s largest hydrogen project

Mar 22 2021


The Proposed project in Teesside would be the largest in the UK, producing up to 1GW of ‘blue’ hydrogen by 2030 and supporting development of region as UK’s first hydrogen transport hub.

The project would capture and send for storage up to two million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to capturing the emissions from the heating of one 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. With close proximity to North Sea storage sites, pipe corridors and existing operational hydrogen storage and distribution capabilities, the area is uniquely placed for H2Teesside to help lead a low carbon transformation, supporting jobs, regeneration and the revitalisation of the surrounding area. Industries in Teesside account for over 5% of the UK’s industrial emissions and the region is home to five of the country’s top 25 emitters.

Dev Sanyal, bp’s executive vice president of gas and low carbon energy said, “Clean hydrogen is an essential complement to electrification on the path to net zero. 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."

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