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A village in the north east of England will become the first public network to pilot the use of blended hydrogen for heating, as part of the HyDeploy project.

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Benoit Marcoux on Jan 15, 2021

I really don't get why one would want an 100% hydrogen gas network... To be green, the hydrogen would have to come from electrolysis, with major efficiency losses as it gets produced, compressed and transported. Plus the fact that hydrogen carries much less energy per unit of volume than the natural gas (methane) it replaces, requiring more or bigger pipes and pumps, plus new burners. And there's the issue of hydrogen embrittlement of the steel in pipes and pumps. 

Why not just electrify to start with?

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