UK government aims to heat entire town with green hydrogen

By the end of the decade, the government hopes to use clean, green hydrogen fuel to heat an entire town in the UK.

Similar to how conventional gas is currently delivered to homes, hydrogen may also be piped into homes. In order to achieve this, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy invited British gas distribution network operators to start submitting proposals for pilot projects that seek funding and explore the potential of hydrogen heating systems on various scales, up to and including entire towns.

In terms of hydrogen, the Green Industrial Revolution plan outlined a timeframe that sought to support industry in starting small-scale hydrogen heating experiments in a nearby neighborhood by 2023, followed by a large-scale village trial in 2025 and a town-sized pilot scheme by 2030.