bp and Linde to advance major carbon capture and storage project

bp and Linde to advance major carbon capture and storage project

bp and Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with headquarters in Guildford, Great Britain, announced plans to advance a major carbon capture and storage  (CCS) project in U.S. state of Texas that will enable low carbon hydrogen production at Linde’s existing facilities.  The development will also support the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from other industrial  facilities – paving the way for large-scale decarbonization of the Texas Gulf Coast industrial corridor. 

The project will be a further important step in the development of bp’s low carbon business. bp is  evaluating large-scale CCS and hydrogen projects for industrial clusters in the US and already is in  action on Teesside, the industrial heart of the United Kingdom. 

Upon completion, the project will capture and store CO2 from Linde’s hydrogen production facilities in  the greater Houston area – and potentially from its other Texas facilities – to produce low carbon  hydrogen for the region. The low carbon hydrogen will be sold to customers along Linde’s hydrogen  pipeline network under long-term contracts to enable production of low carbon chemicals and fuels. 

As part of the project, bp will appraise, develop and permit the geological storage sites for permanent  sequestration of the CO2. bp’s trading & 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 expertise. 

Linde will use its proprietary technology and operational expertise to capture and compress the CO2 from its hydrogen production facilities for the project. Together with its extensive infrastructure of  hydrogen production facilities and its storage cavern connected through its pipeline network across the  Texas Gulf Coast, this project will enable Linde to supply cost-effective, reliable low carbon hydrogen  and, together with bp, provide carbon capture and storage solutions. 

“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  decarbonize hard-to-abate industries for the greatest potential impact on emissions while protecting  jobs. bp is proud to support this project as we continue delivering on our own strategy and net zero  ambition,” said Dave Lawler, chairman and president of bp America.

“Linde is committed to lowering absolute carbon emissions 35% by 2035 and reaching climate  neutrality by 2050. Capturing the CO2 from our hydrogen production plants in the Houston area will be  a significant step towards achieving these goals,” said Dan Yankowski, president, Linde Gases North America. 

“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 U.S.” 

The overall development, expected to be operational as early as 2026, 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 tons per year across multiple onshore geologic storage sites – the equivalent of taking  approximately 3 million cars off the road each year.