‘…It can help decarbonise hard-to-abate industries for the greatest potential impact on emissions while protecting jobs.’
BP and Linde are set to play their part in the decarbonisation of the Texas Gulf Coast industrial corridor, setting out plans to ‘advance a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project’ in Texas, USA. The partners said that this development would allow Linde to produce low-carbon hydrogen at its existing facilities and BP says that it is another important step in the development of its low-carbon business. BP is evaluating large-scale CCS and hydrogen projects for industrial clusters in the USA.
The new project will capture and store carbon dioxide from Linde’s hydrogen production facilities, located in Houston, producing low-carbon hydrogen for the region. This hydrogen will be sold to Linde’s customers under long-term contracts to enable production of low-carbon chemicals and fuels. BP will appraise, develop and permit the geological storage sites for the permanent sequestration of the carbon dioxide. Linde will use its proprietary technology to capture and compress the carbon dioxide. It is anticipated that the project will allow carbon dioxide to be captured from other Linde facilities in Texas.
The project is set to become operational by 2026 and allow for the capture of carbon dioxide from other large-scale industrial facilities in the region. The partners said that the project could lead to the storage of up to 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually across multiple onshore geological sites, which they say is equivalent to taking some three million cars off the road each year.
Commenting on the project, Dave Lawler, Chairman and President of BP America said: ‘In particular, it can help decarbonise hard-to-abate industries for the greatest potential impact on emissions while protecting jobs.’ Linde added that it was ‘committed to lowering absolute carbon emissions by 35% by 2035 and reaching climate neutrality by 2050’.