We’re focussing on areas where hydrogen will make the biggest impact – areas where switching to electricity is trickier and we can make a meaningful impact in a way no one else can.
As part of our pivot from an international oil company to an integrated energy company, we’re using hydrogen to impact huge projects that better the world. It’s an exciting time to be involved in sustainability at bp, and we can’t wait to see the work our team does to better the world in action.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is at the heart of our plans to deliver low carbon electricity and energy, and to contribute to our net zero ambition. Through combining low carbon energy with CO2 storage as a service, we believe CCS can play a key role to help hard to abate industries decarbonize and transition.
In North-East England we’re working on a 1 gigawatt (GW) blue hydrogen project that will be ready to launch in 2027. This large-scale facility is expected to help lead a low carbon transformation, supporting jobs as well as the regeneration and revitalization of the surrounding area.
At our Lingen refinery in Germany, we intend to install a 100MW electrolyzer, which could be increased to more than 500MW, subject to the granting of the corresponding permits. Depending on the approval of the European IPCEI funding, the 100MW electrolyzer could be expected to be commissioned in early 2026.
Throughout the Netherlands, we’ve partnered with Shell, Exxon, Air Liquide and Vopak to develop 1500 megawatts (MW) of blue hydrogen. For comparison: 1MW can power between 500 and 900 homes for a whole year. We’re kicking off a new hydrogen economy here, and providing an opportunity to develop into a major hub with significant contributions to climate objectives.
In Spain, we’ve teamed up with Iberdrola in our Castellón refinery to develop 25MW of green hydrogen, phased up to 200MW. By the end of the project, we’ll be the largest green hydrogen project in the refining sector in Spain.
In Rotterdam, in partnership with HyCC, we’re aiming to develop 250MW, which will begin in 2026. H2-Fifty is a cornerstone of the hydrogen vision in the port of Rotterdam and is an exciting new important step in bp’s sustainability journey.
At our Gelsenkirchen refinery, we’ve partnered with Evonik, OGE, RWE and Nowega to develop 100MW of hydrogen, to be of use by 2024. This contributes to Germany’s nationwide hydrogen infrastructure and its goal of becoming greenhouse gas neutral by 2050.
In Australia we’re working with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to develop 1.5GW of hydrogen.
We are also getting ready to start a variety of exciting projects in USA, Middle East and Asia Pacific, which are all working towards net zero by 2050 or sooner.
To help us achieve these and our ambitious future goals, we’re enhancing our hydrogen and CCS teams here at bp. Hydrogen and CCS is growing quickly, and we need the best people to establish bp as a global hydrogen and CCS champion.
We need people with a range of skills, vision, and determination to help us reimagine energy for people and our planet. If your passion and ambition match ours, join us on the journey to a better world for all.
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In a bp career which spans two decades and three continents, Louise has been at the forefront of some of the world’s leading energy projects
Louise Jacobsen Plutt was enjoying a thriving career in oil and gas, but she realized her skills were equally suited to leading the company’s hydrogen and CCUS business. Here, Louise answers some of the frequently asked questions about hydrogen
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