Open letter from 33 parties to EU Frans Timmermans
Green Hysland project aims to produce 300 tonnes of hydrogen per year
H2 for heating homes and buildings
Homes and buildings need to become zero emission structures in the coming decades. There are significant opportunities for the deployment of hydrogen in the built environment. Today around 80% of the demand for heating is based on fossil fuels. Renewable or low-carbon hydrogen can be used to replace the current use of natural gas in buildings and hydrogen might also be used to replace the oil-fired boilers.
Installing a heat grid or heat pumps with their own wells in the ground offers possibilities for many areas. But in small villages and older sections of cities, these options are very difficult and expensive. Here the natural gas grid is available. Therefore, it is worth examining whether green hydrogen could be delivered to homes and buildings in these areas through retrofitting the existing gas infrastructure.
If green hydrogen is supplied via such a retrofitted gas pipeline to homes, the burners in the boiler and stove will have to be changed, which is a relatively easy and cheap procedure.