BP to explore green hydrogen supply to Spanish tile manufacturers

Bp's refinery in Castellon, Spain. Image by Bp (www.bp.com)

January 19 (Renewables Now) - UK oil-and-gas major BP Plc (LON:BP) said on Tuesday it had signed collaboration agreements with two ceramics industry associations in Spain to explore and develop decarbonisation solutions for domestic tile manufacturers, including the supply of hydrogen and bio-methane.

The agreements with Ascer, the national association of ceramic tiles manufacturers, and Anffecc, which represents makers of frits, glazes and ceramic pigments, are in line with the decarbonisation goals of Spain and those of the Spanish region of the Valencian Community, a home to a ceramics industrial cluster, a statement from BP Spain reads.

According to the company, the ceramics cluster in the Valencian province of Castellon groups more than 250 manufacturers, scattered some 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) from BP’s refinery. The Castellon refinery is set for a transformation into a hub for the production of renewable energy and green hydrogen, which the oil major plans to use for own operations and to supply it to near-by energy-intensive industry and heavy-duty mobility.

Under the new agreements, BP and the two associations commit to identify synergies and collaboration opportunities and explore and develop technical solutions that will allow BP to supply green gases to the Anffecc and Ascer membership. The plan is to help tile manufacturers replace their current use of natural gas with green hydrogen and bio-methane, BP added.

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