Equinor Wins Approval For Hydrogen And Carbon Capture Plant

Equinor Wins Approval For Hydrogen And Carbon Capture Plant - Carbon Herald
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Norway-based energy company Equinor has gained approval for its planned hydrogen and carbon capture project on the Yorkshire coast of the UK. 

The project called “H2H Saltend” is set to be built on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, on a site at Saltend, and is expected to create over two thousand new jobs in the region.

With it, Equinor aims to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of the Saltend Chemicals Park by up to a and provide low-carbon hydrogen in the Humber, thus supporting the establishment of a low-carbon hydrogen economy.

Furthermore, the new blue hydrogen and carbon capture facility would also replace the use of natural gas in several industrial plants, thus reducing the carbon footprint of the products they manufacture.

Last but not least, the planned project is set to capture up to 900,000 metric tons of CO2 per year, all of which will be transported for permanent storage to a site below the North Sea.

However, construction of the H2H Saltend project is still a way’s off and is expected to commence anywhere between 2026 and 2030. 

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Cllr Anne Handley, the leader of East Riding Council, said: “We welcome major energy projects from global companies like Equinor, which help to demonstrate the ability of our area to attract investment, leading to more jobs, supply chain contracts and opportunities for local people.”

We should be proud that East Yorkshire can be a leading light in the transition to a net-zero economy,” Handley added.

According to Equinor, the project will be the first of its kind to be constructed at such scale and to be granted approval in the UK. 

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