bp’s world-scale hydrogen project aims to produce 1GW of blue hydrogen starting in 2027, capturing and sending for storage up to two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) per year via the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) - equivalent to capturing the emissions from the heating of one million UK households.
Teesside has all the attributes of a world-class clean hydrogen hub – the right natural resources, concentrated demand, hydrogen storage and pipelines, ample access to CCUS, and people with the skills that we need.
With the initial phase aiming to produce roughly 20% of the clean hydrogen production goal stated in the UK Government’s 10 Point Plan for net zero, H2Teesside will supply a diverse range of customers, those already established in the region as well as new businesses attracted to this clean hydrogen produced at scale.
We are also developing green hydrogen for use in various forms of transportation as well as industries to provide customers with choice, accessing the UK’s strong renewable energy potential.
Our extensive know-how in delivering complex projects and deep engineering and technical expertise, integrated with strong wind, trading, shipping and mobility businesses, means bp has not just the ambition to deliver first of its kind hydrogen production to the region, but also the ability and the experience to make it a reality.
bp brings over 100 years of operating experience and we are one of the largest producers of hydrogen in the world, safely and reliably generating and handling hydrogen and carbon dioxide at an industrial scale.
Industries in Teesside account for 5.6% of the UK’s industrial emissions and the region is home to five of the country’s top 25 emitters. This project aims to support jobs and to help regenerate the surrounding area, bolstered by local engagement with the communities – like vocational training and university outreach - to establish the region as a clean hydrogen centre of excellence.
bp has agreements with multiple partners to explore the development of the hydrogen cluster in the area, including:
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