First UK homes successfully heated by hydrogen


Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch have successfully installed hydrogen burning combi boilers into three UK homes.

On 13 November, H2 View reported that the boilers had been installed at DNV GL’s Spadeadam, Northumberland Testing and Research Facility, and had successfully provided both heat and hot water. The three homes in question have been designed specifically for the HyStreet project, which is conducting safety testing for both H21 and the UK government’s Hy4Heat programme.

Both Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch have called on the government to mandate hydrogen-ready boilers only on the market from 2025.

In light of the “encouraging initial tests”, CEO of Worcester Bosch, Carl Arntzen, said he hoped decision makers would have the confidence to deploy hydrogen gas as a fuel of the future. Arntzen added: “The boiler has operated seamlessly in its first month of operation and continues to provide both heating and hot water. It proves that hydrogen gas has great potential as a zero-carbon alternative to natural gas for heating and hot water in the UK and beyond.”

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