Norway’s Equinor to Develop ‘At-Scale’ Blue Hydrogen Plant in UK

Norway’s Equinor said July 1 it is leading a project in the UK to develop one of the world’s first “at-scale” facilities to produce hydrogen from natural gas in combination with carbon capture and storage (CCS). The project, called Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend), supports the UK government’s aim to establish at least one low-carbon industrial cluster by 2030 and the world’s first net-zero cluster by 2040. It will be located at Saltend Chemicals Park near the city of Hull and its initial phase comprises a 600 MW auto thermal reformer (ATR) with carbon capture, the largest plant of its kind in the world, to convert gas to hydrogen.

Equinor – one of the biggest suppliers of gas to the UK – said that subject to supportive government policy, it would mature the project toward a final investment decision during 2023 with potential first production by 2026. Irene Rummelhoff, executive vice president for marketing, midstream and processing at Equinor, said that to reach the targets of the Paris Agreement there needed to be a “substantial” decarbonization of industry…

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