US CCS project to capture up to 15m t/y of CO2

Article by Amanda Jasi

BP and Linde plan to advance a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Texas that will enable low-carbon hydrogen production and could store up to 15m t/y of industrial CO2.

Linde will use proprietary technology and operational expertise to capture and compress CO2 from hydrogen production at its existing facilities in the greater Houston area, and possibly others in Texas. The company will sell the low carbon hydrogen to customers along its hydrogen pipeline network under long-term contracts, enabling production of low carbon chemicals and fuels.

BP will appraise, develop, and permit onshore geological storage sites for permanent CO2 sequestration. In addition to CO2 from Linde’s facilities, this will support storage of CO2 from other industrial facilities in the region, paving the way for large-scale decarbonisation of the Texas Gulf Coast industrial corridor.

The project is expected to be operational by 2026.

Dan Yankowski, President of Linde Gases for North America, said it will allow Linde to take a “significant step” towards its goals of lowering absolute carbon emissions by 35% by 2035, and reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

Dave Lawler said the low carbon energy project will allow BP to use energy expertise and strong supply chains in Texas in the “next chapter of the energy transition”, especially in hard-to-abate industries “for the greatest potential impact on emissions while protecting jobs”. Lawler is Chairman and President of BP America. The project allows the company to continue delivering on its strategy and net zero ambition, which it announced in 2020.

BP is evaluating large-scale CCS and hydrogen projects for industrial clusters in the US, and is already in action in Teesside, UK. The company’s H2Teesside and HyGreen projects are expected to produce a combined 1.5 GW of hydrogen by 2030, helping the UK achieve 15% of its 2030 production target.

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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