Study reveals increased gas leaks with 20% hydrogen blend in homes

A recently commissioned study has found that using a 20% hydrogen blend in household cooking hobs doubled the number of home gas leaks when compared to using fossil fuels alone.

Enertek International’s Research into Leakage Rates of Hydrogen Blends study, commissioned by the Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS), also identified that household boilers saw leaks increase by 44% when using hydrogen blended with fossil gas.

Tested across three separate hobs and three different boilers, hydrogen was blended with methane 20% / 80%, respectively, at both hot and cold temperatures – appliances heated up first and tested while off and appliances at room temperatures.

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