Set to play a crucial role in implementing the actions of the new European hydrogen strategy, BDR Thermea Group has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.
The Alliance aims to develop a clean and globally competitive hydrogen industry in Europe and is part of the European Commission’s ‘green deal’.
BDR Thermea Group has been developing hydrogen for use in heating technology for years. In 2019, the company piloted a high-efficiency 100%-hydrogen boiler in a real-life application in Rozenburg, the Netherlands, together with gas grid provider Stedin and others.
In the UK, BDR Thermea Group is participating in the UK Hy4Heat programme, which aims to establish how to replace natural gas (methane) with hydrogen in residential and commercial buildings and gas appliances.
This will enable the UK government to determine whether to proceed to community trials.
Last year, BDR Thermea Group said it became the first company in Europe to receive certification for the use of hydrogen admixture in domestic boilers in the Netherlands.
BDR Thermea Group is now looking to expand this certification to its boiler range in various European countries.
It is also looking into the possibility of powering our domestic fuel cells with hydrogen when it becomes readily available from the power grid.
“We fully support the European Commission’s ambitious hydrogen strategy and we are keen to work with industry partners and share the expertise we have built around the application of hydrogen for heating and domestic hot water,” said Bertrand Schmitt, CEO of BDR Thermea Group.
“For the energy transition to work, it is paramount that we all work together across the entire value chain.”