bp and Linde announced plans to move forward with a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Texas that will enable low-carbon hydrogen production at Linde’s existing facilities. The project will also help to store carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from other industrial facilities, paving the way for large-scale decarbonization of the Texas Gulf Coast industrial corridor.
When finished, the project will capture and store CO2 from Linde’s hydrogen production facilities in the greater Houston area and possibly from other Texas facilities – in order to produce low-carbon hydrogen for the region. Long-term contracts will be signed with customers along Linde’s hydrogen pipeline network to enable the production of low-carbon chemicals and fuels.
BP will appraise, develop, and permit geological storage sites for permanent CO2 sequestration as part of the project. The trading and shipping division of BP aims to bring custom low-carbon solutions to the project, such as renewable power and certified natural gas, as well as commodity trading and price risk management expertise.
Linde will capture and compress CO2 from its hydrogen production facilities for the project using proprietary technology and operational expertise. This project will enable Linde to supply cost-effective, reliable low carbon-hydrogen and, in collaboration with bp, provide carbon capture and storage solutions using its extensive infrastructure of hydrogen production facilities and storage caverns connected through its pipeline network across the Texas Gulf Coast.
“The energy expertise in Texas and strong supply chains have been generations in the making. This new low carbon energy project will help us leverage those strengths for the next chapter of the energy transition. In particular, it can help decarbonize hard-to-abate industries for the greatest potential impact on emissions while protecting jobs. bp is proud to support this project as we continue delivering on our own strategy and net zero ambition,”Dave Lawler, chairman and president of bp America.
The project will be a significant step forward in the development of BP’s low-carbon business. bp is evaluating large-scale CCS and hydrogen projects for industrial clusters in the United States and is already working on Teesside, the industrial heart of the United Kingdom.
“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,”Dan Yankowski, president, Linde Gases North America.
The overall development, which is expected to be operational as early as 2026, will also allow for the capture and storage of CO2 from other large industrial facilities in the region, with the potential to store up to 15 million metric tonnes per year across multiple onshore geologic storage sites – the equivalent of removing approximately 3 million cars from the road each year.
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