Worcester Bosch has published a new 12-page report, ‘The Future of Fuel’, which outlines how Hydrogen could become the main way to heat homes in the future.
The new report outlines how Hydrogen could be a more sustainable alternative to electrification of heating and hot water generation and details the technical requirements of a hydrogen-fuelled domestic boiler.
‘The Future of Fuel’, published by Worcester Bosch, takes an in-depth look at how the UK can successfully decarbonise heat and hot water generation without radically changing the way 85% of households heat their homes.
According to the report, decarbonising the supply running through the mains gas network would not only cost three times less than the government’s current aim of electrification, but would also allow the UK’s longstanding infrastructure to remain.
As well as comparing hydrogen with natural gas, ‘The Future of Fuel’ also takes a close look at the technical requirements of a hydrogen boiler before going on to suggest answers to many of the questions likely to arise as the prospect of a hydrogen-supplied gas network grows in interest.
The report concludes with a three-stage roadmap towards a sustainable gas network.
Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch noted: “If the ultimate objective is to decarbonise heat, it would be very short-sighted to try and do so by removing gas from 26 million homes.
“The UK’s established gas infrastructure has worked incredibly well for many years, which presents us with a massive opportunity. We can leave it untouched, replacing only the chemical make-up of matter running through it to a carbon-free alternative. As ever, however, political will is vital if we are to use hydrogen as a means to achieving our goal of carbon reduction.”
The Future of Fuel: What the future holds for the UK’s mains gas network, is available to download via the Worcester Bosch website at worcester-bosch.co.uk/hydrogen.