An innovative hydrogen boiler developed by smart thermal comfort solutions manufacturer BDR Thermea Group has won the VSK 2020 Audience Award.
The groundbreaking boiler burns pure hydrogen that has been produced by wind or solar energy, without releasing any CO2.
Independent testing, inspection and certifying body Kiwa approved BDR Thermea Group’s range of Remeha domestic gas boilers in the Netherlands for up to 20% hydrogen admixture in November (2019).
Adding hydrogen from renewable sources into the natural gas supply is expected to reduce carbon emissions by around 8%.
There is growing interest in hydrogen use for domestic heating appliances in the Netherlands and across Europe, for both small-scale projects and large pilots.
BDR Thermea Group is currently testing the first real-life application of a 100% hydrogen boiler in Rozenburg, the Netherlands.
Here, pure hydrogen from renewable energy sources is being distributed via a dedicated gas grid, allowing boilers to provide heating and hot water to a dozen homes with zero carbon emissions.