Equinor-led Hydrogen to Humber (H2H) Saltend is Zero Carbon Humber’s anchor project. It will establish the world’s largest hydrogen production plant with carbon capture at px Group’s Saltend Chemicals Park.
The H2H Saltend project will be the starting point for a carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen pipeline network developed by National Grid Ventures, connecting energy-intensive industrial sites throughout the region, offering businesses the options to directly capture their emissions or fuel-switch to hydrogen.
All captured CO2 will be compressed at Centrica Storage’s Easington site and stored under the southern North Sea using offshore infrastructure shared with the East Coast Cluster.
As this shared infrastructure is delivered, other Zero Carbon Humber partners will connect their infrastructure, currently in development, to the pipelines. For example:
Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), at Drax Power Station near Selby, from 2027, scaled up to become the world’s first carbon negative power station by 2030.
SSE Thermal’s Keadby Carbon Capture Power Station, near Scunthorpe, the UK’s first gas-fired power station with carbon capture and storage (CCS) by the mid-2020s.
At Uniper’s Killingholme site in Immingham, clean hydrogen production, in line with the company’s pledge to be carbon neutral in Europe by 2035.