Blending hydrogen of up to 20% volume with natural gas can reduce carbon emissions from domestic heat without the need for customers to make any changes to their appliances, or around their homes. It is a deliverable and practical initial step to start the journey to domestic heat decarbonisation.
The hydrogen pipeline network created by HyNet North West would allow hydrogen to be blended with the natural gas supply for over 2 million homes and small businesses in the area.
A related project called HyDeploy is already underway which will be the first in the UK to inject hydrogen into a live gas network. The results of HyDeploy will inform the volume of hydrogen that can be delivered to customers as part of HyNet North West. You can find out more about HyDeploy here.