These are the first pictures of Worcester Bosch’s new and unique hydrogen-powered boiler prototype, unveiled by the UK company today.
The prototype has been designed to also run effectively on natural gas which means in the future if hydrogen gas becomes a reality, those who have a ‘hydrogen ready’ boiler can simply convert to hydrogen without the need for an entirely new heating system.
The boiler manufacturer said replacing natural gas boilers with hydrogen gas may be the simplest solution to the nation’s heating problems.
With 15% of UK greenhouse gases coming from heating homes, the UK will not meet its climate change targets without a change in home heating technology and fuel.
Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch, said, “The development of hydrogen-fired boilers will mean millions of existing heating systems in our homes can be saved, rather than the entire system needing to be replaced.”
“The beauty of hydrogen as an alternative to natural gas is that as well as water as a by-product, Worcester Bosch has developed a technical solution that will feel familiar to both homeowners and installers.”
“The gas network is also in place, so homeowners won’t experience any major infrastructure disruption.”
“With fully developed prototypes, various trials planned and many heating engineers and manufacturers in agreement that this could be a viable solution to decarbonise heating and hot water, we are hopeful that the future will be hydrogen.”