BP plans to take its first steps into the burgeoning market for green hydrogen alongside the offshore wind developer Ørsted by developing a hydrogen project at one of its refineries in Germany. The energy companies plan to create the clean-burning gas by using renewable energy, generated by Ørsted’s North Sea wind farms, to split water into hydrogen and oxygen at BP’s Lingen refinery from 2024. The refinery will host an industrial-scale electrolyser with an initial capacity of 50 megawatts which is capable of producing enough of the green gas to replace a fifth of the refinery’s existing hydrogen demand, which relies on fossil fuels.
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UK needs a clear strategy before green hydrogen energy can take off. A clear green hydrogen energy strategy is necessary if energy companies are to commit to investing in UK green hydrogen projects. Governments across Europe are ramping up policy support and funding for green hydrogen energy projects in a move to boost job creation and reduce CO2 emissions. Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands, for example, have announced fairly ambitious long-term strategies for green hydrogen electrolysis production. Moreover, the EU has pledged funding and political support in order to reach its target of 80 GW of installed electrolyser capacity by 2030 in the EU 27 and in its neighbourhood. The latter includes Ukraine and North Africa. Competition from overseas – China, South Korea, Japan and Australia – to develop the best technologies is also strong.
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