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bp signs several agreements to support UK blue hydrogen plans

bp signs several agreements to support UK blue hydrogen plans

bp today (5th August) announced agreements with several new ‎potential customers for its proposed clean hydrogen production facility in Teesside in north-east ‎England.

bp has now signed MoUs with four potential customers: CF Fertilisers, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Sembcorp Energy UK and Alfanar Company. These can support and accelerate the ‎development of the Teesside hydrogen cluster and the decarbonisation of industrial users in the area.

CF Fertilisers (a leading global producer of ammonia and ammonia-based fertilisers ‎products) to scope the supply of clean hydrogen as fuel to reduce emissions at its Billingham plant, whereas feedstock sourced CO2 would be sequestered via the ‎Northern Endurance Partnership project.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (a leading global producer of chemical products) to scope ‎the supply of clean hydrogen to its methyl methacrylate production plant in Teesside, which was previously ‎operated as Lucite International.‎

Sembcorp Energy UK (owner and operator of utilities and services infrastructure at Wilton ‎International, an industrial park in Teesside) to scope the supply of clean hydrogen to its combined ‎heat and power plants and develop hydrogen infrastructure at Wilton International enable ‎hydrogen supply to third parties.

Alfanar Company (an energy solution company) to scope the supply of clean hydrogen to ‎Alfanar’s underdevelopment waste-to-sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in Teesside.‎ Alfanar Company is aiming to develop ‎low carbon materials using clean hydrogen as a feedstock for production.

Louise Jacobsen Plutt, bp’s Senior VP of hydrogen and CCUS, “While the impact of investments may be felt most acutely in the ‎north-east, the decarbonisation benefit of H2Teesside is expected to be felt countrywide.”‎

In March 2021, bp unveiled its plans for a clean hydrogen facility in Teesside (H2Teesside), aiming to ‎produce up to 1GW of ‘blue’ hydrogen – 20% of the UK’s hydrogen target – by 2030. It signed MoUs to scope hydrogen supply to chemicals ‎manufacturer Venator and gas distributor Northern Gas Networks.‎

bp has also launched an ‎online portal for the UK supply sector to participate in the project development.

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