BP has unveiled plans to build Britain’s biggest facility producing low-carbon “blue” hydrogen in Teesside. The oil giant said that the plant would convert gas into clean-burning hydrogen and waste carbon dioxide, which would then be captured and disposed of under the sea. The plant would have a 1 gigawatt capacity, or a fifth of the UK’s 2030 target for low-carbon hydrogen production, and capture emissions equivalent to those from heating a million homes. BP said that it was carrying out a feasibility study with a final investment decision due in 2024, potentially beginning operations in 2027. The government has said hydrogen will play a key role in decarbonising industry, replacing the use of polluting fossil fuels as the UK pushes for net-zero emissions by 2050.
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