BP adds green hydrogen to Teesside mix
UK energy major BP said November 29 that as much as 60 MW of power capacity could come from a planned green hydrogen facility at the dense industrial networks in Teesside in northeast England by 2025.
BP said it expected to make a final investment decision at its HyGreen project in Teesside by 2023. If that benchmark is met, the company said the project would have an initial capacity of some 60 MW of electrical input from hydrogen production up and running two years later.
“HyGreen Teesside is expected to fuel the development of Teesside into the UK’s first major hydrogen transport hub, leading the way for large-scale decarbonisation of heavy transport, airports, ports and rail in the UK,” the company stated.
HyGreen’s proposed companion project, H2 Teesside, would help decarbonise industry in the Teesside region, one of the UK's biggest industrial clusters, and potentially account for 20% of the UK's target for 2030 hydrogen production capacity.
“Low carbon hydrogen will be essential in decarbonising hard-to-abate industrial sectors including heavy transport,” Louise Jacobsen Plutt, the company’s senior vice president for hydrogen and carbon capture storage and utilisation, said. “Together, HyGreen and H2Teesside can help transform Teesside into the UK’s green heart, strengthening its people, communities and businesses.”
H2 Teesside will also capture and store 2mn mt/year of CO2, equivalent to capturing the emissions from heating 1mn UK homes. The CO2 will be stored in geological structures under the North Sea seabed.