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Cadent

Cadent is the largest gas distribution network in the UK, delivering gas to 11 million homes and businesses throughout the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Yorkshire, East of England, and North London – helping keep consumers on our network safe and warm, while at the same time planning for the future by thinking about hydrogen.

Progressive Energy

Progressive Energy are experts in the development, implementation and deployment of innovative low carbon technology projects. The team have project-managed HyDeploy from its origination, originated and lead the development of the HyNet, the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation cluster and leads the HyNet Industrial Fuel Switching programme.

Northern Gas Networks

Northern Gas Networks Limited is the British company responsible for distributing gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses across Yorkshire, the North East and Northern Cumbria, England. We’re working to research how we need to adapt so our network can transport hydrogen in the future.

Bespoke Research DIGITAL

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We are dedicated to protecting people and places, and helping everyone lead safer and healthier lives. Their role goes beyond worker protection to include public assurance. They work to ensure people feel safe where they live, where they work and, in their environment. The HSE is a scientific and evidence based organisation that employs over 850 science and engineering experts. HSE uses robust science and evidence to help keep people and work environments healthy and safe.

Keele University

Keele is world-renowned for its breadth of teaching and research that tackles the world’s most urgent problems. Keele University is committed to reduce reliance on fossil-fuel derived energy, significantly reducing energy waste and provide the opportunity to trial innovative ways of energy use and management.

ITM Power

ITM Power plc is an energy storage and clean fuel company founded in the UK in 2001. It designs, manufactures, and integrates electrolysers based on proton exchange membrane technology to produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity and tap water.

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Fraunhofer Report Response

Fraunhofer Report Response

In January 2022 a report [1] entitled ‘The limitations of hydrogen blending in the European gas grid’ was published by the German institute, Fraunhofer IEE. The report was widely publicised in the UK broadsheets, and on first inspection paints a damning picture of the potential economic implications of introducing a hydrogen blend, up to 20 […]


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COP26 hydrogen tour stops in the North West as Pilkington runs whole furnace on a hydrogen blend

COP26 hydrogen tour stops in the North West as Pilkington runs whole furnace on a hydrogen blend

Leaders gathered at Pilkington UK in St Helens, Liverpool City Region yesterday, to drive the conversation around hydrogen…


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First UK trial of hydrogen blended gas hailed a success

First UK trial of hydrogen blended gas hailed a success

HyDeploy, the first project in the UK to blend hydrogen into a natural gas network, hailed a success in a report published today. Customers used hydrogen blended gas safely in their homes and without the need to make any changes to their existing appliances. 100 homes and 30 university building on a private gas network [...]
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Hydrogen blending begins on the public gas network in Winlaton

Hydrogen blending begins on the public gas network in Winlaton

Hydrogen blending begins on the public gas network in Winlaton. Winlaton, Gateshead has become first community to receive a hydrogen blend via the public natural gas network 668 houses, a school and some small businesses are receiving the blend The project started in August and will run for approximately 10 months The next phase of [...]
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Energy Minister visits HyDeploy compound

Energy Minister visits HyDeploy compound

Last week the Energy Minister, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and Lord Callanan visited the hydrogen blending facilities which have been constructed as part of the #HyDeploy project at Northern Gas Networks’ (NGN) Low Thornley site. They met with key project team members from NGN and Cadent Gas to learn how the HyDeploy project will soon introduce a blend of up to 20% hydrogen [...]
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Successful Completion of the HyDeploy Trial at Keele University

Successful Completion of the HyDeploy Trial at Keele University

HyDeploy, the first project in the UK to blend hydrogen into a natural gas network, has successfully completed the Keele University trial. The trial began in October 2019 and has taken place on a private gas network at Keele University campus, safely supplying a blend to 100 homes and 30 university buildings. During the trial [...]
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Gas safety webinar

Gas safety webinar

A HyDeploy webinar for Gas Safe Engineers was recently hosted by Adam Madgett of Northern Gas Networks and Tommy Isaac from Progressive Energy.


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Hydrogen Grid Entry Unit for HyDeploy Winlaton passes Factory acceptance test

Hydrogen Grid Entry Unit for HyDeploy Winlaton passes Factory acceptance test

The HyDeploy project has hit a key milestone in its journey to deliver the first public trial of blended hydrogen in the village of Winlaton, near Gateshead.


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How hydrogen could help us to reach net zero

How hydrogen could help us to reach net zero

The UK has committed to a target of net zero by 2050 – and the energy sector has been identified as one of the key areas that will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint.


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HyDeploy and the road to 100% Hydrogen

HyDeploy and the road to 100% Hydrogen

Cadent’s Sikander Mahmood answers more of the questions that arose from our HyDeploy Webinar.  This time, looking at the road to 100% hydrogen and how blending can help bridge the gap.


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HyDeploy @ Keele – your questions answered

HyDeploy @ Keele – your questions answered

Recently, the HyDeploy team were thrilled to have such a strong attendance at our webinar, with around 200 people logging in and a stream of engaging questions. In fact, we received so many that we’ve had to produce this blog and the next one to try to meet demand. There is such huge interest in this [...]
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Huge interest in HyDeploy Webinar

Huge interest in HyDeploy Webinar

Around 120 people attended an online webinar on 20 May to hear a project update on the UK’s first domestic hydrogen demonstration. Andy Lewis of Cadent introduced the event and a project overview was provided by Dr Chris Manson-Whitton of Progressive Energy Ltd.  Prof Zoe Robinson of Keele University also updated us on the latest [...]
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HyDeploy – A love story

HyDeploy – A love story

It’s a classic tale of attraction, separation and the struggle to be reunited.  Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending.  Progressive Energy’s Tommy Isaac, Principal Engineer on the HyDeploy project, takes up the story…..   On Wednesday October 30th 2019 at precisely 1:15 pm, Keele University became the first gas network in the UK to transport hydrogen [...]
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Net Zero Domestic Heat is postponed but still very much on its way

Net Zero Domestic Heat is postponed but still very much on its way

Andy Lewis, Cadent Project Manager for HyDeploy at Keele University, uses the lockdown to take stock of where we’ve got to, how we got there and where we’re going next. Since I first headed to Keele University back in early 2016 to ask them if they would be interested in becoming involved in a hydrogen [...]
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HyDeploy in the News

HyDeploy in the News

HyDeploy has been getting lots of attention in the national and international media this year with radio interviews on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, CNN’s European channel, The Times, The Guardian and many more.


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UK’s first grid-injected hydrogen pilot gets underway

UK’s first grid-injected hydrogen pilot gets underway

Ground-breaking UK hydrogen trial underway at Keele University First time zero carbon hydrogen has been injected in the UK’s modern gas grid 20% hydrogen/natural gas blend can cut CO2 emissions without the need to change gas appliances   The UK’s first live pilot to inject zero carbon hydrogen into a gas network to heat homes […]


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Grid Entry Unit passes with flying colours

Grid Entry Unit passes with flying colours

The HyDeploy project has successfully completed a key milestone ahead of go-live at Keele University later this year; testing of the UK’s first ever Hydrogen Grid Entry Unit (HGEU).


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Everything in place at Keele

Everything in place at Keele

We have now reached the stage where all the equipment needed to commence the HyDeploy trial is on site, has been fitted and tested, so we are ready to go.


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