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“BP Plans Move Into Green Hydrogen Production”

“Oil company aims to create clean-burning gas using wind power at German refinery”

“BP plans to take its first steps into the burgeoning market for green hydrogen alongside the offshore wind developer Ørsted by developing a hydrogen project at one of its refineries in Germany.

The energy companies plan to create the clean-burning gas by using renewable energy, generated by Ørsted’s North Sea wind farms, to split water into hydrogen and oxygen at BP’s Lingen refinery from 2024.

The refinery will host an industrial-scale electrolyser with an initial capacity of 50 megawatts which is capable of producing enough of the green gas to replace a fifth of the refinery’s existing hydrogen demand, which relies on fossil fuels.”

Jillian Ambrose reports for the Guardian November 10, 2020.