General – hydrogen
BP plans to bring a new large-scale green hydrogen production facility to Tees Valley, UK.
HyGreen Teesside is set to be developed in multiple stages, targeting around 60MWe of green hydrogen production by 2025, potentially rising to up to 500Mwe by 2030, in line with demand.
The news follows BP’s previously revealed plans for H2Teesside, its major blue hydrogen production facility which aims to be up and running within the next five years and is targeting 1GW of hydrogen production by 2030.
Blue hydrogen converts natural gas into hydrogen and carbon dioxide, with the CO2 produced set to be captured and taken for subsea storage via the Northern Endurance Partnership carbon capture, utilisation and storage project which will also serve bp’s Net Zero Teesside power plant.
Green hydrogen is that which is generated by renewable energy, leading to even fewer carbon emissions when produced.
The combined 1.5GW capacity of HyGreen Teesside and H2Teesside could deliver 30% of the UK Government’s target of developing 5GW of hydrogen production by 2030.