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Positive results from the UK’s first grid-injected hydrogen pilot
The UK’s first live pilot to inject zero carbon hydrogen into a gas network to heat homes is yielding positive results and shedding light, for the first time, on the views of those using the gas.
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The government has set a target for the UK to be net zero by 2050. That means reducing harmful CO2 emissions by 100%. Those emissions come from burning fossil fuels like coal, diesel and fossil gas – to power our industries, run our cars and lorries and heat our homes and businesses. We have to find new ways – greener ways – to do these things. This is what we are doing...
Over one third of CO2 emissions come from heating our homes and offices so decarbonising heat is a major issue for the UK to address. We are working on ways to achieve this and believe that the best way to keep customers warm whilst enjoying the flexibility of gas with minimum disruption, is to use the existing network to deliver greener gases like biomethane and hydrogen. They work just as well as fossil gas but without the CO2 emissions, in fact hydrogen produces zero emissions.
We fully support renewable electricity from wind and solar to meet lots of the country’s energy needs but it is now well understood that if we are to reach 100% carbon reduction, hydrogen will be essential to heat our homes, fuel heavy transport and power industries.
The great thing about hydrogen is that it doesn't produce any CO2 emissions when used, so no green house gases. It can be used for heat, power and even fuel for large vehicles like HGVs. And it can be delivered through our existing gas network, keeping customer disruption to a minimum.
Along with zero carbon energy sources such as hydrogen, solar and wind power, biomethane, is one of the sustainable energy sources that could allow for a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
We’re involved in several hydrogen projects in partnerships with the energy sector.
The three main areas we lead on are blending, industrial power and decarbonising heavy transport.
The UK’s first demonstration of using a hydrogen blend to heat our homes
The blueprint for a hydrogen cluster in the North West
Hydrogen can fuel our freight transport, reducing harmful emissions
We’re helping the agricultural and food sector turn their waste into gas for our network
As we replace iron pipes with plastic ones, we’re making the network green gas ready
Working with Greater Manchester Combined Authority on their green masterplan
Key publications can be found below.
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