The HyDeploy project has been granted approval from the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for the first delivery of a hydrogen and natural gas blend in the UK.

HyDeploy will run a 12 month live trial of hydrogen, up to 20%, blended with natural gas on part of the private network at Keele University in Staffordshire, starting in Summer 2019. Around 130 homes and buildings will receive the gas blend.

The project will provide valuable evidence about how hydrogen could help to lower carbon emissions from heating homes and businesses; and if successful could lead to further public network trials.

The project now enters the build phase where the hydrogen delivery equipment will be installed on the Keele University campus.

The first UK trial of blended hydrogen and natural gas will take place in 2019