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The Future of HVAC podcast #1 – the hydrogen heat question

Jeff House of Baxi joins H&V News for the first of a two-part HeatingCast to discuss current progress within industry to determine how viable a solution Hydrogen heat can be to realise decarbonised buildings

A range of high-profile government commitments to both ban fossil fuel heating in any new homes constructed after 2025 and eliminate UK carbon emissions by 2050 poses serious questions over the role gas heating can continue to play in homes around the country.

Jeff House, external affairs head with manufacturer Baxi, discusses in our latest series of podcasts on ‘The Future of HVAC’, how a major name in heating is looking at the possibility of designing new boiler appliances that can fully run on hydrogen.

He notes that technical work to build a boiler that can at least match current appliance performance, while curbing the overall carbon footprint of a home is one part of an interconnected challenge that touches on skills, safety and sustainable gas supply.

With cross-industry work looking at a range of supply, production and technical aspects, Mr House sets out the current landscape and types of collaboration that is taking place to move towards creating a commercial product that can realise a hydrogen future.

A hydrogen-fuelled future – pipeline or pipe dream? Will be one of the key sessions at the H&V News Future of HVAC Summit to be held at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London on October 3.

You can listen to the first part of the hydrogen podcast here, or by hitting play below.

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