Published: 2nd Jan 2020

A ‘first of its kind’ zero-carbon hydrogen project will inject hydrogen into the gas network in Staffordshire, which will then be used to heat homes and businesses.  HyDeploy has been launched by Keele University, Staffordshire and the project will inject hydrogen into the University’s existing natural gas network which will then be used to heat 100 homes and 30 faculty buildings. The £7m project is backed by Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition and is in partnership with the Northern Gas Network. Heating for properties and industry currently accounts for around half of the UK’s energy consumption and is responsible for about one-third of all carbon emissions, with 83% of homes currently using gas. When burned, hydrogen creates heat without CO2, therefore, the Committee on Climate Change has stated that the use of hydrogen is necessary to reach Net-Zero emissions. Ed Syson, chief safety and strategy officer for Cadent said: ‘It is … (To read the full article, subscribe below)