Tag : Hydrogen
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.