Today: Apr 17, 2024

BP chooses BASF for carbon capture in Teesside blue hydrogen project

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TLDR:

  • bp has selected BASF’s carbon capture technology for its blue hydrogen production plant in Teesside, UK.
  • The project aims to capture and store approximately two million tonnes of CO2 per year.

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bp has chosen BASF’s OASE® white technology for its 1.2GW blue hydrogen production plant in Teesside, UK. The carbon capture technology is expected to achieve a carbon capture rate of up to 99.99%. The H2Teesside project, part of the bp-led Northern Endurance partnership, plans to capture and store around two million tonnes of CO2 per year. The project, set to begin commercial operations in 2028, aims to produce 1.2GW of hydrogen by 2030, contributing over 10% towards the UK Government’s target of 10GW by 2030.

The technology involves adding an amine-based solvent agent to the gas stream, which absorbs CO2. The CO2 and amine are then separated from the hydrogen-rich gas stream and fractionation is carried out. The CO2 is sent for storage, while the OASE solvent agent is reused in the process. This project is considered a significant milestone in the transition towards commercial operations and the decarbonization of industries and heavy transport in Teesside.

Will Harrison-Cripps, H2Teesside Asset Development Lead at bp, mentioned that along with the HyGreen Teesside project, H2Teesside could play a crucial role in establishing Teesside as a leading hydrogen hub and kickstarting the UK’s low-carbon hydrogen economy. BASF’s Head of Global Commercial Management, Glenn Langguth, highlighted the energy efficiency of their OASE gas treating technologies in helping customers achieve sustainability targets.

bp’s focus for this decade will be on blue hydrogen, with green hydrogen production expected to follow closer to 2030. The company’s hydrogen pipeline grew to 2.9 mtpa in 2023, showcasing its commitment to low-carbon energy. With plans to invest up to $8 billion in low-carbon energy, including hydrogen and renewables, by 2030, bp is aligning itself with the global shift towards sustainable practices.