BP selects Johnson Matthey’s technology for low carbon (blue) hydrogen project

BP selects Johnson Matthey’s technology for low carbon (blue) hydrogen project

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, and BP 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.

Industry in the Tees Valley accounts for 64% of total local CO₂ emissions, compared to 24% nationally. H2Teesside would help power and decarbonise local industry here, as well as new businesses attracted to this low carbon hydrogen produced at scale.

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 BP-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.

H2Teesside, alongside NZT Power and BOC Teesside Hydrogen, was selected by the UK Government as Track-1 Capture Projects to proceed to negotiations for government funding from the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ), for the East Coast Cluster as part of Phase 2 of the cluster sequencing process for CCUS.