UK Government seeks hydrogen heat contractor

The UK Government is seeking a contractor to explore the potential of hydrogen for heating. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) hopes to appoint an organisation to manage the […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The UK Government is seeking a contractor to explore the potential of hydrogen for heating.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) hopes to appoint an organisation to manage the delivery of a £25 million project, which intends to demonstrate and de-risk the use of the clean gas in keeping UK homes and businesses warm.

The programme will run from 2017 to 2020, over which time it will serve to inform the necessary development of hydrogen policies and measures to help cut emissions and meet UK carbon budgets.

Responsibilities will include defining a hydrogen quality standard, establishing an appliance and equipment testing capability and developing domestic hydrogen appliances.

BEIS says the contractor will also need to understand how the technology could potentially be used in commercial and industrial settings.

Following this it will assess the suitability of existing buildings for conversion and trial the technology in unoccupied properties.

The UK Government has announced a new £23 million fund to boost the uptake of hydrogen vehicles and roll out more infrastructure.

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