The UK’s first live pilot to inject zero carbon hydrogen into a gas network to heat homes and buildings at Keele University is now fully operational.
Hydrogen is a zero carbon gas that when burned produces just heat and water. The Committee on Climate Change has determined that the use of hydrogen in our energy system is necessary in order to reach Net Zero. Heating for domestic properties and industry accounts for half of the UK’s energy consumption and one third of its carbon emissions. If a 20% hydrogen blend was rolled out across the country it could save around six million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, the equivalent of taking 2.5 million cars off the road.
HyDeploy is a ground-breaking green energy trial at Keele University that could help Britain cut its carbon emissions and open the door to a low-carbon hydrogen economy. Backed by Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition, the £7 million project is led by Cadent in partnership with Northern Gas Networks, Keele University, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Science Division, ITM-Power, and Progressive Energy.
From Keele Impact Magazine 2019