Houston — bp and Linde plan to advance a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Texas that will enable low-carbon hydrogen production at Linde’s existing facilities, according to a recent bp news release.
The development also will support the storage of CO2 captured from other industrial facilities, which the company says will pave the way for large-scale decarbonization of the Texas Gulf Coast industrial corridor.
Upon completion, the project will capture and store CO2 from Linde’s hydrogen production facilities in the greater Houston area and potentially from its other Texas facilities to produce low-carbon hydrogen for the region. The low-carbon hydrogen will be sold to customers along Linde’s hydrogen pipeline network under long-term contracts to enable production of low-carbon chemicals and fuels.
As part of the project, bp will appraise, develop and permit the geological storage sites for permanent sequestration of the CO2. bp’s trading and shipping business aims to bring custom low-carbon solutions to the project, including renewable power and certified natural gas, along with commodity trading and price risk management expertise.
Linde will capture and compress the CO2 from its hydrogen production facilities for the project.
The overall development, expected to be operational as early as 2026, will also enable capture and storage of CO2 from other large industrial facilities in the region and could ultimately store up to 15 million metric tons per year across multiple onshore geologic storage sites – the equivalent of taking approximately 3 million cars off the road each year.