H21 progress update

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), in partnership with Cadent, Wales & West Utilities and SGN, is aiming to answer.

The H21 initiative is examining the supporting production, storage and metering requirements to deliver a hydrogen network, as well as gathering essential evidence proving that a hydrogen gas network is equally as safe as the natural gas network heating homes today.

The H21 journey began with the H21 Leeds City Gate project which proved the UK gas networks could be converted to hydrogen.

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