According to BBC, the Keele University through its initiative, is boosting United Kingdom’s hydrogen revolution a step forward. Specifically, the University’s natural gas supply is being blended with 20% of hydrogen, reducing the CO2 amount that is being produced through heating or cooking.
In fact, critics have feared that hydrogen will be expensive for mass usage, but supporters of the technology express their optimism.
Hydrogen can help us tackle one of the most difficult sources of carbon emissions – heat. This trial could pave the way for a wider roll out of hydrogen blending, potentially enabling us to begin cutting carbon emissions from heat by the early 2020s, without customers needing to change their gas appliances or behaviour.
…Ed Syson, Chief Safety and Strategy Officer for Cadent, said.
Τhe University’s project known as “HyDeploy”, will hep Britain cut its carbon emissions and enhance the hydrogen economy.
HyDeploy is a pioneering landmark national demonstration project, using our campus as a genuine ‘living laboratory’ for low carbon and energy-efficient technologies.
…said Professor Mark Ormerod, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Keele University.
According to the Keele University, if a 20% hydrogen blend was rolled out across the country it could save around six million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, the equivalent of taking 2.5 million cars off the road.
It is impossible to overstate the importance of this trial to the UK – this is the first ever practical demonstration of hydrogen in a modern gas network in this country.
…Mr. Ed Syson noted.
Overall, in light of the net zero situation, the UK has become the first major economy in the world, to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. The target will mandate the UK to bring all GHG emissions to net zero by 2050, in comparison to the previous target of at least 80% reduction from 1990 levels.