British oil and gas producers set to action construction plans for a blue hydrogen production facility known as H2Teesside - and they're requesting public feedback.
Plans are in place to help decarbonise power and industry on Teesside, which is where H2Teesside comes into play.
H2Teesside aims to be one of the biggest blue hydrogen production facilities in the country – delivering economic growth for Teesside and the domestically-produced low carbon hydrogen. The project will be built on land either side of the River Tees within the boroughs of Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on Tees on Teesside and Hartlepool within County Durham.
BP want to hear the community’s views on our current design. From there, they will submit a Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the Planning Inspectorate.
Note: BP recently held a consultation on their proposals for HyGreen Teesside, which aims to be one of the biggest green hydrogen production facilities in the UK. This consultation on our proposals for H2Teesside is separate and they are encouraging the local community to take part so all opinions can be considered.
What is Blue Hydrogen?
Blue hydrogen, sometimes referred to as carbon-capture and storage enabled low carbon hydrogen, is hydrogen that is extracted from natural gas. H2Teesside will convert methane in natural gas into CO₂ and H₂. The vast majority of CO₂ produced as part of the process will be captured and stored permanently beneath the North Sea, preventing it from entering the atmosphere.
H2Teesside will capture and store approximately two million tonnes of CO₂ per year.
How to find out more
All of BP’s consultation materials are available to view on the H2Teesside project website, which you can find at www.h2teesside.co.uk
BP are holding a series of face-to-face events where you can view the consultation materials and speak to members of the project team.
BP are holding a webinar on 28th September 2023 at 6pm You can register in advance to join the webinar at www.h2teesside.co.uk
Visit one of these venues to view the consultation documents on a publicly accessible computer.