Industrial scale clean hydrogen project for Teesside
March 18, 2021
bp announced plans to develop the UK’s largest clean hydrogen production facility in Teesside. It will use the carbon transport and storage facilities that are emerging as part of the Net Zero Teesside hub to transform natural gas into hydrogen, capturing and storing the carbon dioxide produced in the process in the hub’s collective offshore storage facility.
Net Zero Teesside, one of OGCI’s KickStarter hubs, is led by bp in partnership with Eni, Equinor, Shell and Total, and expects to be operational by 2026. It is part of the Northern Endurance Partnership carbon management system being developed in the northeast of England.
bp’s hydrogen plant could be operational by 2027 or earlier and could produce up to 1 GW of hydrogen by 2030, making up 20% of the UK’s clean hydrogen target.
Bp’s hydrogen, alongside CCUS-enabled emissions-free gas produced by Net Zero Teesside’s natural gas plant, could form the backbone for the deep decarbonization of the Teesside industrial cluster. By 2035, it has the potential to become the first carbon neutral cluster in the UK.