H2 Teesside

14th September 2023

bp has launched a six-week consultation on their proposals for H2Teesside, a facility which will produce blue hydrogen and enable large scale decarbonisation of local industry.

H2Teesside aims to be one of the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production facilities, targeting 1.2GW of hydrogen production by 2030, equating to over 10% of the UK Government’s hydrogen target of 10GW by the same year.

Blue hydrogen is obtained from natural gas and uses carbon capture and storage technology to prevent carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. It can play a crucial role in helping carbon intensive sectors decarbonise, particularly in industries that are difficult to electrify.

The project could support around 1300 jobs (both direct and indirect) during the construction phase, and up to 130 jobs during the operational phase, as well as approximately 600 broader supply chain roles.

The consultation will run until 23:59 on 26 October 2023. It follows on from bp’s recent consultation on sister project, HyGreen Teesside. bp will share its initial design for the facility with the community and invite feedback, before finalising the design and preparing an application for consent to build and operate the facility.

28th September 2023

H2Teesside DCO Statutory Consultation Webinar Recording

29th September -

If you want to find out more please go to one of the statutory consultations planned or contact via the consultation page: [https://www.bp.com/en_gb/united-kingdom/home/where-we-operate/reimagining-teesside/h2teesside/consultation.html]

The process:

Feed natural gas and steam into - syngas reaction

CH4 + H2O → CO + 3H2

Endothermic so requires 270kJ/mol of methane

Feed syngas and water-gas shift reaction should be enough, not sure why auto thermal reformer is used as well, unless it is just to ensure all the methane has been converted to hydrogen.

Feed syngas, steam and oxygen into - Auto thermal reformer (ATR)

4 CH4 + O2 + 2 H2O → 10 H2 + 4 CO

Syngas into - water-gas shift reaction

CO + H2O ⇌ CO2 + H2

Hydrogen and carbon dioxide output from amine scrubber. Hydrogen will be piped to industry on Teesside and is proposed to be used for heavy truck transport. Carbon dioxide will be piped to the carbon capture and storage plant on the Teesworks site, which will be part of the Northern Endurance Partnership, with the carbon dioxide piped 145km to the Endurance field for long term storage.

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More notes coming soon.