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Carbon Capture

We are working on the first of a kind deployment of carbon capture technology at scale on a refinery, this will support the decarbonisation of the UK’s largest industrial emitting cluster

At Phillips 66, we are committed to reducing (greenhouse gas) emissions at our operations and beyond. We believe carbon capture technology stands to play a key role in helping achieve that goal and are working to establish a competitive position and scale in this high-potential market.

Carbon Capture and Storage

The Humber Zero project is a collaboration between Phillips 66 Limited and VPI. Together we aim to deliver one of the world’s largest carbon capture projects, whilst strengthening UK infrastructure and creating local jobs.

The first phase will see the installation of two post-combustion carbon capture plants at the Phillips 66 Limited Humber Refinery and at VPI’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant with plans to capture up to 3.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per annum by 2028, building to 3.8 million tonnes per annum the following year.

The post-combustion capture technology aims to capture at least 95% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from the Humber Refinery’s fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process, which processes renewable and conventional feedstocks.

We will use Shell’s CANSOLV CO₂ Capture System to capture the flue gas that is normally emitted from the chimney stack and remove the majority of carbon dioxide using an amine solvent. The captured COwill then be compressed into a fluid state, which will allow it to be transported to the Viking gas fields in the North Sea.