Energy Storage - May 17, 2022
bp and Linde Work on Texas Hydrogen Project
bp and Linde announced plans to advance a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Texas that will enable low carbon hydrogen production at Linde’s existing facilities.
The development will also support the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from other industrial facilities, paving the way for large-scale decarbonization of the Texas Gulf Coast industrial corridor.
The project will capture and store CO2 from Linde’s hydrogen production facilities in the greater Houston area and potentially from its other Texas facilities to produce low carbon hydrogen for the region. The low carbon hydrogen will be sold to customers along Linde’s hydrogen pipeline network under long-term contracts to enable production of low carbon chemicals and fuels.
bp will appraise, develop and permit the geological storage sites for permanent sequestration of the CO2. bp’s trading and shipping business aims to bring low carbon solutions to the project, including renewable power and certified natural gas, along with commodity trading and price risk management expertise.
Linde will use its proprietary technology and operational expertise to capture and compress the CO2 from its hydrogen production facilities for the project. This project will enable Linde to supply cost-effective, reliable low carbon hydrogen and with bp, provide carbon capture and storage solutions.
bp is evaluating large scale CCS and hydrogen projects for industrial clusters in the U.S. and has already started in Teesside, U.K.
“Linde is committed to lowering absolute carbon emissions 35% by 2035 and reaching climate neutrality by 2050. Capturing the CO2 from our hydrogen production plants in the Houston area will be a significant step towards achieving these goals,” said Dan Yankowski, President, Linde Gases North America, in a statement. “More broadly, Linde is well positioned to enable similar projects be it in the Gulf Coast where we operate two hydrogen pipelines and a hydrogen storage cavern or elsewhere in the US.”
The overall development is expected to be operational as early as 2026 and will also enable capture and storage of CO2 from other large industrial facilities in the region and could ultimately store up to 15 million metric tons per year across multiple onshore geologic storage sites.
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