Tag : Hydrogen
Hydrogen burners suitable for use as part of domestic heating solutions are yet to be developed, with government intervention in the form of targeted financial support among key recommendations to address limited innovation of the technology so far.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is calling on UK industry and the government to step up investment in technology that makes use of hydrogen as a means to store energy to help curb carbon emissions from the national grid.
Mitsubishi Electric says it expects UK legislation such as the Clean Growth Strategy will help drive a market shift away from the current dominance of gas boilers in heating towards a greater use of renewable powered alternatives such as air source heat pumps.
Biogases such as biomethane and bioSNG have been put forward as near-term solutions to decarbonise the UK heat industry by switching away from natural gas, yet support is lacking to realise this change, a new cross-party report from Carbon Connect has argued.
The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) will develop new hydrogen standards to help shape and inform a wider £25m research programme into the potential of the gas as an alternative means of generating heat.
Boiler giant Worcester Bosch warns that the heating and hot water industry must prepare for two decades of disruptive technology, driven by the growing ubiquity of sensor-connected appliances and a push towards lower carbon building functions.
BSRIA has called for new legislation or financial incentives to help realise a carbon neutral built environment in response to major new findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggesting the world is off-track to prevent irreversible climate change.
The independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published a new report on the role that hydrogen can play as part of a wider approach to realising lower carbon heat.
More must be done to adopt innovative technologies such as hydrogen and carbon capture and storage solutions in order to offset predictions of an increase in global carbon dioxide emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.
The December issue of H&V News sees out 2018 by focusing on several complex issues ranging from fears over the potential scale of enforcement failures of ventilation standards, to the future role gas and biomass heating may play in the drive for a low carbon economy.