HyDeploy is an energy trial to establish the potential for blending hydrogen, up to 20%, into the normal gas supply to reduce carbon emissions.
HyDeploy is being hosted at Keele University in Staffordshire. It could be the first project in the UK to inject hydrogen into a natural gas network.
It will determine the level of hydrogen which could be used by gas consumers safely and with no changes to their behaviour or existing domestic appliances.
Subject to Health & Safety Executive approval in Phase 1 of HyDeploy, the aim is to run a year-long live trial of blended gas on part of the Keele private gas network in Phase 3 (2019).
HyDeploy is funded by Ofgem’s Gas Network Innovation Competition, Cadent Gas Ltd and Northern Gas Networks.