First UK homes heated with hydrogen

This may look like an ordinary row of terraced houses in the UK, but these homes are playing a central role in a multi-million-dollar project researching and proving the safety of converting homes and gas networks to hydrogen.

Located at DNV GL’s Spadeadam, Northumberland Testing and Research facility, these three homes have been specifically designed and built for a project called ‘HyStreet’, conducting safety testing for both H21 and the UK Government’s Hy4Heat programme.

Boiler manufacturers Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch recently installed hydrogen burning combi boilers into the houses, and they have been successfully providing heating and hot water.

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

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