Can existing gas networks in the UK be repurposed to safely carry 100% hydrogen in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from heat?
That’s the question a suite of innovation projects led by Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is aiming to answer.
As the UK looks towards 2050 and a cleaner and greener energy future, the issue of decarbonising the way the country heats its homes and businesses needs to be addressed.
But decarbonising heat presents a very large and difficult problem. The scale of energy the UK requires is 540 terrawatt hours (TWh) and the enormous swings in demand from summer to winter mean that just using electricity is not a realistic solution.
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