Keele University is hosting HyDeploy on campus.
HyDeploy is a pioneering energy demonstration to establish the potential for blending hydrogen, up to 20%, into the normal gas supply so that we can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. A 10 month live demonstration of blended gas is taking place on part of the Keele gas network and will finish in August 2020. HyDeploy will help to determine the level of hydrogen which can be used by customers safely and with no changes to their existing domestic appliances.
Why is Keele involved?
Keele University is ideally placed to host the HyDeploy project. It has:
- its own private gas network
- a campus population similar to a small town
- an international reputation for research excellence
- a commitment to developing a carbon free future through its Smart Energy Network Demonstrator Project (SEND)
What is happening now?
HyDeploy is progressing well. Customers at Keele have been using the blend normally and have reported that they have noticed no difference.
There has been a lot of media attention for this truly innovative project including coverage by the BBC, The Guardian and CNN. You can find out more about hydrogen production here.