bp and Linde plan major CCS project for Texas Gulf Coast decarbonization

Published on: 17 June 2022
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Project includes CCS and low-carbon hydrogen production. Project aims to store up to 15 million metric tons of CO2 per year in multiple sites, the equivalent of removing 3 million cars from the road. Engaging with additional emitters to decarbonize Texas Gulf Coast.

bp and Linde announced plans to advance a major CCS project in Texas that will enable low-carbon hydrogen production at Linde's existing facilities. The development will also store CO2 from other industrial facilities, paving the way for large-scale decarbonization of the Texas Gulf Coast industrial corridor.

Upon completion, the project will capture and store CO2 from Linde's hydrogen production facilities in the Houston area – and possibly from its other Texas facilities – to produce low carbon hydrogen for the region. Low-carbon hydrogen will be sold under long-term contracts to Linde's hydrogen pipeline customers to produce low-carbon chemicals and fuels.

As part of the project, bp will assess, develop, and permit geological CO2 storage sites. bp's trading & shipping business aims to bring custom low carbon solutions, including renewable power and certified natural gas, to the project.

Linde's proprietary technology and operational expertise will be used to capture and compress CO2 from its hydrogen production facilities. With its extensive infrastructure of hydrogen production facilities and storage cavern connected by pipeline across the Texas Gulf Coast, this project will enable Linde to supply cost-effective, reliable low carbon hydrogen and, with bp, carbon capture and storage solutions.

Dave Lawler, chairman and president of bp America, said Texas' energy expertise and supply chains took generations to build. This new low-carbon energy project will help us leverage our strengths for the next phase of the energy transition. It can decarbonize hard-to-abate industries to reduce emissions and protect jobs. BP is proud to support this project as we deliver on our own strategy and net zero ambition.

“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.”

 said Dave Lawler, chairman and president, bp America

This project will help bp's low-carbon business grow. BP is evaluating large-scale CCS and hydrogen projects for US industrial clusters and is already active in Teesside, the UK's industrial heart.

Dan Yankowski, president of Linde Gases North America, said

"Linde is committed to reducing carbon emissions 35% by 2035 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. capturing CO2 from hydrogen plants in Houston will help achieve these goals."

"We're excited to use Linde's leading technology portfolio and infrastructure to support this project and offer low-carbon hydrogen to Gulf Coast customers. Linde is well-positioned to enable similar projects in the Gulf Coast, where we operate two hydrogen pipelines and a hydrogen storage cavern, or elsewhere in the US.”

The overall development, expected to be operational by 2026, will also capture and store CO2 from other large industrial facilities in the region and could store up to 15 million metric tons per year across multiple onshore geologic storage sites – the equivalent of taking 3 million cars off the road annually.

Source: BP news

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