ADVERTISEMENT
2 /3 FREE ARTICLES LEFT THIS MONTH Remaining
Chemistry matters. Join us to get the news you need.

If you have an ACS member number, please enter it here so we can link this account to your membership. (optional)

ACS values your privacy. By submitting your information, you are gaining access to C&EN and subscribing to our weekly newsletter. We use the information you provide to make your reading experience better, and we will never sell your data to third party members.

ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCES TO C&EN

Environment

BP and Ineos eye opportunities in green hydrogen

by Alex Scott
November 14, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 44

 

BP and Ineos are the latest firms to disclose commercial plans to produce carbon-free hydrogen using water electrolysis powered by renewable energy. In its first commercial move into green hydrogen, BP has signed an agreement with the Danish wind turbine firm Ørsted to build a 50 MW electrolyzer and associated infrastructure at BP’s oil refinery in Lingen, Germany. Powered by offshore wind turbines, the electrolyzer will generate 9,000 metric tons (t) of hydrogen annually, enough to replace 20% of the natural gas–derived hydrogen that the refinery consumes. Scheduled to start up by 2024, the project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80,000 t per year, BP says. Separately, Ineos has created a UK-based business to develop and build green hydrogen facilities that meet in-house demand and supply other businesses across Europe. Ineos currently produces 300,000 t per year of hydrogen, largely as a by-product of its electrolysis process for making chlor-alkali.

X

Article:

This article has been sent to the following recipient:

Leave A Comment

*Required to comment