Oil Giant BP Joins Nouryon in Rotterdam Hydrogen Quest

By [email protected] British oil giant BP is looking to create Europe’s largest renewable-energy-based hydrogen production facility at a refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The company has teamed up with Nouryon (formerly known as AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and the Port of Rotterdam to study the feasibility of a 250-megawatt water electrolysis facility that could produce up to 45,000 tons of green hydrogen a year.

The refinery currently desulfurizes products using hydrogen made from hydrocarbons. Replacing this with hydrogen produced from water using renewable energy could potentially cut 350,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year, Nouryon said in a news release.

The renewable power would

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