H2NorthEast - Bringing Low Carbon Hydrogen to Teesside
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The UK must decarbonise industry to achieve its target of net zero emissions by 2050 and we are eager to play our part in meeting this target. We believe that low-carbon hydrogen will play a major part in the transition to net zero and are currently targeting investment in H2NorthEast – a major project that will deliver over 1GW of low-carbon hydrogen. Located at our CATS terminal in Teesside, the project will deliver low-carbon hydrogen to industries on Teesside and, when complete, the hydrogen volumes produced will be equivalent to heating over 1 million households.

H2NorthEast infrastructure
Nearly half of carbon emissions from UK industrial clusters come from Britain’s historic engine room: Teesside and the Humber, which makes our CATS terminal the ideal location to produce low-carbon hydrogen.

Our H2NorthEast project is part of the East Coast Cluster, which has been named as one of the UK’s first carbon capture, usage and storage clusters following a successful bid to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

H2NorthEast project’s unique attributes make it the most deliverable low carbon project in the East Coast Cluster, delivering a significant reduction in emissions and increased economic benefits.

The East Coast Cluster, comprising the Humber and Teesside industrial regions, offers the single biggest opportunity to decarbonise industry anywhere in the country, representing almost 50% of carbon emissions from all UK industrial clusters.

H2NorthEast benefits

About H2NorthEast

H2NorthEast would be the first low carbon blue hydrogen production facility on Teesside and have an asset life of around 25 years. Phase 1 of the project will deliver 355MW of low carbon hydrogen to local industry by 2027 with plans to scale up to over 1GW by 2030.

Kellas CATS Terminal
H2NorthEast would be built on our existing CATS terminal site in Teesside where we have a large area of land available for development.
Blue Hydrogen Technology
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Hydrogen is a clean fuel. When it burns, it reacts with oxygen to create water. By capturing the emissions associated with creating Blue Hydrogen it is an excellent net zero solution in the short and medium term, whilst infrastructure is put in place to create hydrogen from renewable sources.

Much greater CO2 mitigation can be achieved in a centralised blue hydrogen plant than trying to capture the CO2 downstream (post combustion) at multiple decentralised customer sites.

Blue hydrogen technology is scalable now, compared to green hydrogen from renewable sources which is currently limited by small unit size, high capex and high opex.

Hydrogen process
Importance of Teesside
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Nearly half of the UK’s industrial cluster CO2 emissions come from the high density of industrial sites in Teesside and the Humber, making it an ideal region to focus on for helping the UK reach its Net Zero target.

Teesside heavy industry

A significant proportion of the UK’s natural gas production already comes ashore to Teesside for processing. There is also a readily available and skilled workforce in the region to operate and maintain hydrogen facilities. 

With the combination of existing infrastructure, skills, gas supply and density of industry, Teesside is an ideal place to focus on low-carbon hydrogen production. 

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There are many features that make the CATS terminal an ideal location for blue hydrogen production in Teesside.

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Please send supply chain and general enquiries to H2NorthEast@kellasmidstream.com