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Hy4Heat’s mission is to establish if it is technically possible, safe, and convenient to replace natural gas (methane) with hydrogen in residential and commercial buildings and gas appliances. This will enable the government to determine whether to proceed to a community trial.

There is growing international consensus that hydrogen will be essential to successfully tackling climate change. So BEIS is working to develop hydrogen as a strategic decarbonised energy carrier for the UK which will be an essential element of the UK’s efforts to transform and decarbonise our energy system in line with our legally binding 2050 net zero commitment. Hydrogen can be used across multiple end-use sectors, including industry, transport, heat, and power. BEIS is looking to support and develop low carbon hydrogen production methods, which will position hydrogen as a highly effective decarbonisation option, particularly in hard-to electrify sectors and processes.

At the end of 2017 BEIS appointed Arup to be the programme manager for the Hy4Heat programme. Arup partnered with technical and industry specialists: Kiwa Gastec, Progressive Energy, Embers and Yo Energy, and together the team oversees the programme and technical management of all the work packages. For the past three years Hy4Heat has been exploring whether replacing natural gas (methane) with hydrogen for domestic heating and cooking is feasible and could be part of a plausible potential pathway to help meet heat decarbonisation targets. To do this the programme has been seeking to provide the technical, performance, usability and safety evidence to demonstrate whether hydrogen can be used for heat in buildings.

This report and any attachment is freely available on the Hy4Heat website here. The report can also be downloaded directly by clicking on the pdf icon above.

Funding source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Related subjects: Projects & Initiatives
Countries: United Kingdom

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