UK HFCA welcomes the publication of the pioneering H21 Project Report on the role of hydrogen in decarbonising the UK gas grid

Monday, July 11th, 2016

The UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UK HFCA) welcomes the publication of the H21 City Gate Project Report. According to the Report, a UK-wide conversion to hydrogen gas will reduce carbon emissions associated with heat by a minimum of 73%. The Report suggests that conversion to hydrogen in Leeds could be initiated in 2026-29, followed by the option of a full nationwide rollout thereafter.

The Report has been launched by Northern Gas Networks (NGN), Wales & West Utilities and UK HFCA members Kiwa Gastec and Amec Foster Wheeler. A link to the Executive Summary can be found  here.

Alastair Rennie, Deputy Chair of UK HFCA, and closely involved to the project said: “We are really pleased to have been able to prove that conversion of the natural gas grid to run on  hydrogen is technologically and commercially viable, and has the potential to deliver low carbon and low cost heat to UK homes and businesses. This transition would not only decarbonize the gas grid, but would also contribute to the decarbonisation of transport and power sectors – supporting the rollout of hydrogen fueled vehicles and power generation.”