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Hydrogen in the Gas Grid – Project receives Ofgem Funding

Hydrogen Injection in the Gas Grid - The HyDeploy Project receives Ofgem Funding

The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) is pleased to announce its involvement in the HyDeploy project to demonstrate the use of blended hydrogen in the UK gas grid, which last week received the go ahead from Ofgem as part of its Network Innovation Competition (NIC). The £6.8 million project, led by National Grid, is an important step to providing practical, referenecable data to allow hydrogen gas-grid injection in the UK, and kick off the process of decarbonising the grid and heat (providing heating and hot water) in the UK. The three year project will begin in 2017 and the results will be used to inform a further public trial of the use of hydrogen-blended natural gas in the UK grid, with the intention of then rolling out the use of hydrogen blends nationwide.

Dr Stuart Hawksworth, Head of Centre for Energy Innovation at HSL, commented, "This project is an important step forward in allowing hydrogen blends to be effectively used in the UK gas grid, and so make progress in decarbonising heat. HSL looks forward to using its extensive knowledge in the area of gas safety and hydrogen to take this forward, working closely with its partners in the project."

The HyDeploy consortium includes National Grid, Northern Gas Networks, Keele University, The Health and Safety Laboratory, ITM Power and Progressive Energy. It is supported by gas experts KIWA Gastec and engineering company Otto Simon.

Read the full report here.


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