Twelve months ago, we launched a new strategy and began reshaping bp. A year on, we share the numbers that show where we were prior to the pandemic, where we are today, and where we’re aiming to get to by the end of the decade
10 November 2020: bp takes the next step in its aim to develop a new hydrogen business by partnering with offshore wind expert Ørsted in a project at bp’s Lingen refinery in Germany. The two companies intend to build wind-powered technology that can produce hydrogen from water. Hydrogen is expected to have a critical role to play in decarbonizing the power, industrial and transport sectors in the coming decades.
5 January 2021: bp CEO Bernard Looney and Christiana Figueres, who oversaw delivery of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, join forces to urge governments, investors, employees and the public to get behind companies committed to a low transition in an opinion piece for CNN.com
8 February 2021: bp advances its offshore wind growth strategy by entering the world-class UK sector with 3GW of advantaged leases in the Irish Sea as part of a partnership with German firm Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (EnBW). Once operational, this generating capacity would be sufficient to power more than 3.4 million UK households with clean electricity.
15 March 2021: bp joins forces with Volkswagen Group to extend and speed up the deployment of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities at bp retail sites across the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Later that month, bp also teams up with BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG to take a stake in Digital Charging Solutions (DCS), one of Europe’s leading developers of digital electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for automotive manufacturers and vehicle fleet operators.
18 March 2021: bp is developing plans for the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production, targeting 1GW by 2030. H2Teesside aims to capture and store up to two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) per year, equivalent to the emissions from the heating of one million UK households. Located on Teesside in the northeast of England, the project would be integrated into the region’s already-planned Net Zero Teesside (NZT) and Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) carbon capture use and storage projects, of which bp is operator.
How we aim to be a very different company by 2030 and some of the projects we are undertaking on our net zero journey
Making EVs more accessible
bp CEO Bernard explains how our new strategic collaboration with VW Group could help provide a fast, convenient and accessible charging experience for drivers across Europe
The road to net zero
Find out more about how bp is working with Microsoft and the cities of Houston and Aberdeen to achieve their net zero ambitions
Net Zero Teesside
Net Zero Teesside is a carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project, based in the northeast of England, which has the potential to be the world’s first clean energy industrial cluster
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