BP has announced plans for what it described as the “UK’s largest” hydrogen project. The proposed facility in Teesside would produce up to 1GW of “blue” hydrogen by 2030, supporting the development of the region as a hydrogen transport hub. Named H2 Teesside, the site would capture and send for storage up to two million tonnes of Co2 per year, equivalent to capturing emissions from the heating of one million UK households.
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Plans to build a pioneering hydrogen transport research and development facility in the Tees Valley moved a step closer to fruition this week, as the government unveiled a “masterplan” backed by £3m of funding to propel the development of the cutting-edge net zero emission infrastructure. The Hydrogen Transport Hub – a flagship initiative for Boris Johnson’s government, which was trailed in the Budget earlier this year – aims to bring together figures from government, industry, and academia to research, test, and conduct trials exploring how hydrogen can be used across all modes of transport.
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A quarter of Britain’s gas transmission pipelines could be converted to carry clean-burning hydrogen within a decade under ambitious plans from National Grid. The FTSE 100 energy company is exploring proposals to repurpose 2,000km of steel pipes to link a series of new industrial clusters that are expected to produce hydrogen and use it to decarbonise manufacturing. The proposed “hydrogen backbone” would be expected to cost many billions of pounds as compressor equipment that pumps gas through the pipes is not suitable for use with hydrogen and would need to be replaced.
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