Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has been awarded £9m from Ofgem to support its project to deliver hydrogen heating to Leeds, the supplier announced on Friday. The H21 Leeds City Gate project explores the viability of converting the city’s heating grid to 100 per cent hydrogen, which when burnt produces only heat and water. Earlier this year it concluded it is both safe and economically viable to convert the city to a full supply of hydrogen gas. The project will also receive a further £1.3m from UK gas distribution networks, bringing the total extra funding to £10.3m The cash will be used to finance controlled tests for a potential city-wide transition, which would be expected to take three years to fully complete.
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