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Humber Zero will support the decarbonisation of important industry in the Humber region, future-proofing it in an increasingly decarbonised global marketplace and potentially safeguarding tens of thousands of jobs. The project will be essential as we aim to meet Net Zero commitments and it’s going to help keep the Humber region as a leader in industry.
If you live near the Immingham industrial area where Humber Zero will operate, we’ll ensure you are kept informed about the project. As part of this, we will be holding community engagement events and consultation as part of the planning and permitting process. These will take place from early 2022 and details of both in-person and online consultation events will appear on this page.
We will also be looking to take part in community events where you can ask our team questions about the project. If you would like to be kept up to date on the Humber Zero or upcoming events, please bookmark this page or contact us.
***NEW*** Public Consultation Underway
Welcome to our public consultation on our proposals that form part of Humber Zero, running from 26 May to 7 July 2022.
We are consulting on the first phase of the project – the introduction of new post-combustion carbon capture technology and infrastructure to existing facilities within the Phillips 66 Limited Humber Refinery and the VPI Immingham LLP Combined Heat and Power Plant. These proposals are a critical component of Humber Zero and will contribute significantly to the overall CO2 reduction figure. They are expected to collectively prevent up to 3.8 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year by 2028.
In particular, we are consulting on our proposals for post-combustion carbon capture plants:
- within the Phillips 66 Limited Humber Refinery for the Fluid Catalytic Cracker; and
- for two of the gas turbines and the auxiliary boilers within the VPI CHP plant.
Each plant will also have its own CO2 compression facilities.
Your views are important to help us develop our proposals and better understand any potential impacts they may have on you. We’d like to hear what you think, so please read our consultation materials and share your ideas and any questions with us. You can also download our consultation newsletter here.
Have Your Say
You can visit our virtual public consultation room here to read more about the proposals and provide us with your feedback.
To find out more and have your questions answered by our project team, you can also attend one of our in-person or digital events.
Feedback gathered from this public consultation will be used to inform the development of our proposals where possible. The feedback will be summarised in a Consultation Report.
VPI Immingham LLP and Phillips 66 Limited will then prepare and submit separate planning applications to the Local Planning Authority, North Lincolnshire Council, for the respective carbon capture plants and their associated works. Once the planning applications are submitted, consultees and members of the public will be able to read and comment on the proposals and supporting information (including the Consultation Report and Environmental Statement) on the Council’s planning portal.
It is anticipated that the first planning application will be submitted in Autumn 2022, with decisions being made by the Council in Spring 2023.