In a UK first, a pioneering new green gas trial is being demonstrated at Keele University that aims to inject zero-carbon hydrogen into the natural gas network. Keele University will act as the testing grounds for the project and will have hydrogen injected into its private gas network. Keele has the largest university campus in the UK, accounting for more than 12,000 students and staff. With this in mind, the university’s 350 mixed-use buildings will act as a small-scale examination of how hydrogen gas could be safely integrated into existing networks. The aim of the trial is to provide practical evidence that a hydrogen-blended gas can be integrated without disrupting gas services to customers. Hydrogen will account for up to a 20% share of the University’s gas supply. Solutions firm the Health and Safety Laboratory will oversee all safety aspects of the project, known as the HyDeploy programme.
Edie 9th March 2018 read more »