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Boilers: Hydrogen

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 272772, tabled on 3 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ensuring that new gas boilers are hydrogen-ready.

Answered on

8 July 2019

The Government considers that hydrogen technologies have the potential to make an important contribution to decarbonising heating.

The Department commissioned Frazer Nash to prepare the report ‘Appraisal of Domestic Hydrogen Appliances’, published in 2018, which discusses the feasibility and merits of hydrogen-ready appliances as well as the adaption of existing natural gas appliances and new designated hydrogen fuelled appliances.

The Department is also currently delivering the Hy4Heat innovation programme; an ongoing programme assessing the feasibility of hydrogen heating applications in buildings. This programme supports the design, development and testing of domestic hydrogen appliances, including investigating the potential for products, such as hydrogen-ready boilers, to facilitate conversion:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/appraisal-of-domestic-hydrogen-appliances.

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