HyDeploy at Keele

A pioneering hydrogen energy project hosted at Keele.

HyDeploy at Keele

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 year-long live pilot of blended gas will take place on part of the Keele gas network from Autumn 2019. 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.  We have been given the go ahead from the HSE for a 10 month live demonstration of blended hydrogen and natural gas beginning in Autumn  2019. The hydrogen content will be up to 20%.

Right now, the hydrogen production unit, generator and other supporting equipment are being installed at Keele, ready for testing and then the live demonstration.  You can find out more about hydrogen production here.  You can see a map of the construction area in the Keele Estates office.