bp plans to produce 50 (MW) from hydrogen in Germany by 2024


bp and Ørsted have today signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to work together to develop a ‎project for industrial-scale production of green hydrogen.

In their proposed Lingen Green Hydrogen project, the two firms intend to build an initial 50 ‎megawatt (MW) electrolyzer and associated infrastructure at bp’s Lingen Refinery in northwest Germany. This will be powered by renewable energy generated by an Ørsted offshore ‎wind farm in the North Sea and the hydrogen produced will be used in the refinery.‎

Under their LOI, bp and Ørsted will now work together to further define the project, agree ‎on definitive documents, and plan to make a final investment decision (FID) in early 2022, subject ‎to appropriate enabling policies being in place. The companies anticipate the project could be ‎operational by 2024.

Powered by Ørsted offshore wind, the project will initially replace 20% of natural gas-based hydrogen used at bp’s Lingen refinery ‎
The scale of the project will support future reductions in green hydrogen costs. ‎

Electrolysis splits water into hydrogen and oxygen gases. When powered by renewable ‎energy, this produces ‘green’ hydrogen, without generating direct carbon emissions. ‎Hydrogen is widely used in refinery processes whereas in Lingen – it is now typically ‎produced by reforming natural gas, which does result in CO2 emissions. This is also known ‎as ‘grey’ hydrogen.‎

a significant step in developing ‎bp’s hydrogen business. Green hydrogen is made by the electrolysis of water using ‎renewable power, producing zero emissions.

bp’s first full-scale green hydrogen project, a significant step in the strategic ‎development of new hydrogen business aligned with German and EU hydrogen ‎strategies
Lingen refinery, Germany.