The project, which is expected to be operational in 2026, will capture and store carbon dioxide from Linde’s hydrogen production facilities in Houston, which hopes to pave the way for large-scale decarbonisation of the Texas Gulf Industrial Corridor.
This will complement Linde’s liquid hydrogen plant in La Porte, Texas, which produces 30 tonnes of hydrogen each day.
Using Linde’s hydrogen pipeline network, the low-carbon hydrogen will be sold to customers under long-term contracts.
BP will review, develop, and permit geological storage sites for permanent sequestration of the carbon dioxide, H2 View understands.
Dave Lawler, Chairman and President of BP America, commented, “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 decarbonise hard-to-abate industries for the greatest potential impact on emissions while protecting jobs.”
The new project follows on from BP’s blue hydrogen production facility, in Teesside in the north east of England, which included CCS.
Dan Yankowski, President at Linde Gases North America, said, “Linde is committed to lowering absolute carbon emissions 35% by 2035 and reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
“Capturing the carbon dioxide from our hydrogen production plants in the Houston area will be a significant step towards achieving these goals.
“We are excited to bring Linde’s leading technology portfolio and infrastructure to support this project and make low carbon hydrogen available to our customers in the Gulf Coast.
“More broadly Linde is well positioned to enable similar projects be it in the Gulf Coast where we operate two hydrogen pipelines and a hydrogen storage cavern or elsewhere in the US.”
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.