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BP selects Johnson Matthey’s technology for its low carbon hydrogen project

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Sustainable technologies company, Johnson Matthey and BP have announced they have signed a licensing and engineering agreement for Johnson Matthey’s LCH technology at BP’s proposed flagship low carbon (blue) hydrogen facility in Teesside, H2Teesside, UK.
Due to its proximity to domestically sourced North Sea natural gas, established pipe corridors, and planned carbon capture transportation and storage infrastructure that is being developed by the

a beach with a factory and a body of waterBP-led Northern Endurance Partnership, the area is uniquely placed for H2Teesside to help lead a low carbon transformation, supporting jobs, regeneration, and the revitalisation of the surrounding area.

H2Teesside will use JM’s innovative LCH technology, which couples a gas-heated reformer with an autothermal reformer (GHR-ATR). LCH offers the lowest natural gas usage commercially available today and can capture up to 99% of carbon dioxide produced.

This means for H2Teesside it would deliver the lowest levelised cost of hydrogen (LCOH) and the most carbon efficient technology available today for low carbon (blue) hydrogen production.

Alberto Giovanzana, managing director – CT Licensing at Johnson Matthey, says: ‘BP’s H2Teesside project will be at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to decarbonise, and we’re proud JM’s innovative LCH technology will be at the heart of it.’

‘We are pleased to be working with Johnson Matthey, using their innovative technology to accelerate the pace of hydrogen deployment as we work towards commercial operations in 2028 and supporting the East Coast Cluster decarbonise a range of industries in Teesside,’ addsWill Harrison-Cripps, H2Teesside asset development lead at BP.

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