Shell will take part on a project in Norway to produce hydrogen from natural gas while capturing the emissions
Namely, partners Aker Clean Hydrogen (ACH), Shell and Norwegian infrastructure investor CapeOmega have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a large-scale hydrogen production facility at Aukra in western Norway.
The clean hydrogen could be used to help local industries decarbonize, for emissions-free fuel for vehicles and ships, or for export to Europe.
What is more, natural gas for the project would be supplied from the Nyhamna gas processing plant nearby.
Currently, Shell serves as a technical service provider at the Nyhamna plant, which processes natural gas its Ormen Lange field and Equinor’s Aasta Hansteen field off Norway.
Shel, which aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, is also a partner in a joint venture project with Equinor and TotalEnergie to build CO2 storage off Norway.
The Aukra Hydrogen Hub is well-positioned to becoming a key hydrogen hub for Norway going forward. In the spring he outlined a vision for a hydrogen plant in the region that will split the natural gas into CO2 and hydrogen. The CO2 will be permanently stored and the clean blue hydrogen could be used to decarbonize local industrial processes, as well as providing fuel for sea and road transport, and exported to European hydrogen consumers
stated CEO of Aker Clean Hydrogen, Knut Nyborg.