Cadent backs launch of major bio-CNG HGV refuelling station
Gas network’s £250,000 infrastructure investment ensures supplies to existing connected customers have not been impacted
Boost for North West hydrogen transition plans
New roadmap will plot course for net zero industrial cluster
Five hydrogen projects share £28m BEIS funding
Five projects geared to developing hydrogen as a low carbon fuel are to share £28m in government funding, as part of a £90m funding package aimed at cutting both domestic and industrial emissions.
Smart Energy in Orkney
A visit to the Scottish isles of Orkney unveils an innovative smart energy system, writes Anna Stegman, technical liaison manager for the Energy Revolution Integration Service at the Energy Systems Catapult.
Logan’s hydrogen refuelling station to power Belfast buses
Logan Energy, an Edinburgh based specialist in hydrogen energy systems, has been contracted to supply and maintain a hydrogen refuelling station in Belfast that will support three new hydrogen-fuelled double decker buses in the city.
Squeezing efficiency from energy-from-waste
A high-efficiency waste gasification demonstrator project funded by the Energy Technologies Institute is producing electricity for the grid, but its sponsoring organisation was wound up at the end of December. Before closing day, ETI project manager Paul Winstanley told Elaine Knutt about what the ETI/Kew Technology Sustainable Energy Centre has achieved, and possible future milestones.
First live hydrogen trials on campus ‘living lab’
Keele University campus has become the site of the UK's first live trial to inject hydrogen into a gas network, in the first of a series of demonstrations by the HyDeploy consortium.
Why hydrogen-based fuels will be a net-zero essential
Matti Rautkivi, director of strategy and business development at Wärtsilä Energy Business, explains why the Finnish company is backing several innovators in the field of hydrogen-based fuels - and why the UK government should do so as well.
Hydrogen boilers: here today, in your home tomorrow
Martyn Bridges, director of technical communication and product management at boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch, says that he doesn't need a crystal ball to discern the future of domestic heat - in the company's labs, prototype hydrogen boilers are up and running.
Ofgem backs H21 hydrogen project with £6.8m grant
H21, the programme from the UK gas industry to work towards converting the network to carry 100% hydrogen, has been awarded £6.8m in Ofgem innovation funding to support a second phase of research and development.
Consumers back hydrogen for heating but fear cost hikes
The majority of the UK public would support hydrogen blending as a stop-gap to decarbonise domestic heating supply, but a potential increase in energy bills is a significant concern, the latest research from Newcastle University has revealed.
Labour’s nationalisation plan adds ‘Big Six’ to DNOs
Labour has extended its renationalisation agenda with plans to bring the supply arms of the Big Six energy companies into public ownership, a surprise move announced at its manifesto launch on 21 November that has prompted concern in the sector.
Getting green networks up to speed
Decarbonising heat will involve a future switch to hydrogen, but how should that hydrogen be produced? And as consumers and businesses adopt EVs and take to the roads, are the network operators fully prepared? Tom Grimwood reports on the topics that topped the agenda at this year's Network Asset Performance Conference in Birmingham
Hydrogen boilers, CCUS and biogas critical to net-zero heat, says ENA report
The government should mandate "hydrogen ready" boilers for new installations in domestic properties as part of a radical strategy to deliver a zero carbon heat network by 2050, concludes a major new report outlining a viable pathway for decarbonised heat in the UK.
Hydrogen to fuel north west homes and businesses by 2024
The north west is ready to blend hydrogen into the gas grid and pipe it into homes and businesses as early as 2024, according to a 17 October briefing by HyNet, a consortium geared to delivering hydrogen from natural gas.
H21 project highlights potential of hydrogen
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said that hydrogen is a credible option to help decarbonise the UK energy system. Network editor Alec Peachey examines the progress being made and some of the challenges that remain.
Hydrogen project wins government funding
SGN will be able to progress a study into the supply of green hydrogen after being awarded £500,000 of funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
UK’s first municipal waste gasification plant developed
Aldridge-based Kew Technology, in partnership with the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has developed the UK's first municipal waste gasification plant which can be used to produce clean electricity, heat, hydrogen and liquid fuels from waste.
Raft of measures designed to transform energy system
The government has published a package of proposed measures to support the decarbonisation of the UK's energy system.
Hydrogen’s role in the future UK energy system
The Energy Research Partnership (ERP) recently brought together a range of stakeholders from across the energy sector to review the role of hydrogen to help decarbonise the UK energy sector. Their findings will be reported in July and the group has concluded that hydrogen, working together with the low carbon advances made in the electricity sector, has a potential role to play in meeting the needs of a future low or zero-carbon energy system in the UK.
Hydrogen testing facility opened
A testing facility which will be used to discover if hydrogen could be used to power millions of homes across the country has opened in Derbyshire.
HyNet project on track to be operational by 2024
Cadent's HyNet project is on course to be operational by 2024 after being awarded over £800,000 in support from UK Government and project partners.
New report into hydrogen as a transport fuel
Cadent has published a new study into use of network-delivered hydrogen as a low-carbon transport fuel.
Video interviews from Utility Week Live
Network editor Alec Peachey interviewed some key industry representatives at this year's Utility Week Live - see the videos here or watch them in our library section.
Keith MacLean outlines the findings of a new UKERC report on the undersold decarbonisation potential of the gas network.
Arup report highlights potential of hydrogen
A new report from Arup finds that hydrogen has a potentially significant role to play in decarbonising the whole energy system in the UK.
NIC wants infrastructure improvements for low-carbon lorries
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has called on the government to prepare detailed assessments of the infrastructure needed to enable the uptake of battery electric or hydrogen lorries.
NGN and partners provide HyDeploy update
Northern Gas Networks (NGN) joined fellow gas distributer Cadent, the Health & Safety Executive and a consortium of hydrogen industry experts to deliver an update on blended hydrogen project HyDeploy.
Technology & Operations
Study shows viability of hydrogen in Humber region
An independent study to enhance the evidence base for hydrogen technology has paved the way for its feasibility as a future clean energy source in the Humber region.
CCC report outlines measures needed to achieve climate targets
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has outlined five priorities which would help cut emissions from the UK's housing stock.
Gas grid decarbonisation needed, report argues
A report issued by think tank Bright Blue argues that new government incentives and investment are needed to end the UK's dependency on natural gas.