The aim of the Hy4Heat programme is to establish if it's technically possible safe and convenient to replace natural gas (Methane) with Hydrogen in residential and commerical buildings and gas appliances. This will enable government to determine whether to proceed to a community trial.
Domestic Hydrogen Appliance Development
A number of organisations have started the process of developing prototype domestic hydrogen appliances for use in demonstrations in 2020. These companies are all part of the Hy4Heat programme's innovation competition to demonstrate the safe use of hydrogen as a fuel for heating, hot water and cooking. As well as developing appliances that can be used with hydrogen gas, the workstream, (work package 4) will be providing important evidence regarding safety, in-use emissions, and functionality. The first part of the innovation competition, which is now complete, was the development of solution design report outlining how the appliances would be developed.
Speaking at the kick-off event Steve Loades, BEIS Hy4Heat programme manager, said:
"This is the significant part of the Hy4Heat programme and we're pleased to have a good variety of products being developed. The prototype appliances including boilers, cookers and fires will all be demonstrated in spring 2020 under another of Hy4Heat work packages (work package 8).”
Organisations taking part in the innovation competition include:
Baxi, Birmingham Burner, Charlton & Jenrick, Clean Burner Systems, Enertek International, FocalPoint, Gazco, Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, University of Leeds, Legend Fires, Teddington Bemason, Valor, Worgas and Worcestor Bosch.
For more information about the Hy4Heat programme visit www.Hy4Heat.info or email Hy4Heat@arup.com