bp and Linde have partnered to advance low carbon hydrogen provide carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions in Texas, bp said in a release May 17.
With potential start-up by 2026, the project aims to enable low carbon hydrogen production at the industrial gases and engineering company’s existing infrastructure in the Houston, Tex., area and support storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from other industrial facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast.
The low carbon hydrogen would be sold to customers along Linde’s hydrogen pipeline network under long-term contracts to enable production of low carbon chemicals and fuels.
The overall development will also enable capture and storage of CO2 from other large industrial facilities in the region and could ultimately store up to 15 million metric tonnes/year across multiple onshore geologic storage sites—the equivalent of taking about 3 million cars off the road each year, bp said in the release.
bp will appraise, develop, and permit geological storage sites and its trading and shipping business aims to bring custom low carbon solutions to the project, including renewable power and certified natural gas, along with commodity trading and price risk management experience.