BP’s proposed green hydrogen plant in Teesside will be the largest in the UK, generating sustainable hydrogen for new hydrogen-powered lorries and other forms of transport.
At a cost of £100 million, the green hydrogen plant is expected to produce 60 megawatts of electrolyzer capacity by 2025, which is enough to power 1300 new lorries. Matthew Williamson, BP UK Executive said: “We are talking about a broad range of transport applications: it’s trucks, trains, buses, boats, cars and planes.”
BP hopes to transform Teesside into the “UK’s first major hydrogen transport hub” by 2030, producing up to 500 megawatts.
Globally, the bulk of hydrogen is derived from fossil fuel sources; green hydrogen, on the other hand, is entirely generated from renewable energy, has much lower carbon emissions, and is typically required to have an emissions reduction of more than 60-70 per cent.
BP has one of the most ambitious renewable energy development goals of any oil and gas company, aiming to reduce its oil and gas output by 40% by 2030 while also spending billions on other low-carbon and sustainable energy alternatives.