Shell teams up for UK blue hydrogen
NORTH KILLINGHOLME, April 13, 2022 – Uniper has signed a co-operation agreement with super-major Shell to develop blue hydrogen at the Killingholme power station in North Lincolnshire, UK, the German integrated energy services company announced on Tuesday.
The two companies are jointly progressing process design studies with the intent to enter the FEED stage by 2023.
The Humber Hub Blue Project consists of a blue hydrogen facility with a capacity of up to 720 MW combined with gas reformation and carbon capture and storage technology.
Captured carbon from the development will be fed through the proposed Zero Carbon Humber onshore pipeline.
The Humber Hub Blue Project has passed the eligibility criteria for the second phase of the state’s Cluster Sequencing Process and may receive government funding. Second phase projects are expected to reach FIDs from 2024 and come on line from 2027.
The development would capture around 1.6 million tonnes of carbon per year and is in line with the government’s target to capture 10 million tonnes of carbon by 2030.