The first trial of hydrogen being used to heat homes has been launched in the Eastern Dutch town of Luchem, according to a report by news agency Reuters.
The three year experiment in a dozen homes will see households using hydrogen boilers and cooking with the gas. Pipes in the town have been adapted to work with hydrogen instead of methane gas as the country’s government look for new low carbon options for home heating.
Like the village trials in the UK proposed to take place by 2025, this trial will run with little disruption to homeowner’s normal routines and the volunteers will pay the same price as natural gas.
BDR Thermea chief executive Bertrand Schmitt told Reuters: “hydrogen is just one future technology, which could be especially useful for older standalone houses like those in the Lochem trial.”
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