Hydrogen heat educational guide available to download

A new educational guide has been released by Baxi Commercial Solutions for the non-domestic sector that aims to debunk the myths surrounding the potential use of hydrogen for heat. Aimed at the non-domestic sector, the report sets out the potential for hydrogen to become one of the central pillars of decarbonisation in the UK for the commercial sector and presents a timeline of how the transition from natural gas to hydrogen is likely to unfold. It also provides a definition and distinction between hydrogen boilers, hydrogen-ready boilers and 20% hydrogen boilers.

Andy Green, technical director at Baxi Commercial Solutions, comments: “Speaking to our customers, we know there is a widespread desire to make efficiency improvements wherever possible to drive down emissions and operational costs in buildings. But following the recent hype about hydrogen, many want greater clarity on the achievable, future-proof options that are available now to help bring their buildings up to code. This is particularly the case in the UK’s more challenging, harder-to-heat buildings where heat pumps might currently not be an option – but boiler replacement is.”

Baxi is one of only a few manufacturers to have developed a hydrogen boiler and is working closely with UK Government to trial hydrogen boilers in a number of projects.

“We wanted to share the knowledge and expertise we have gained as pioneers of hydrogen boilers to clear up any misunderstandings and outline the anticipated stepwise transition to hydrogen,” Andy explains. “For example, the standards and certification framework to enable a product to be classified as ‘hydrogen-ready’ are not yet in place – so any claims that products are ‘hydrogen-ready’ now are inaccurate and potentially misleading for businesses and organisations.

“Our aim is to help equip specifiers, contractors, FMs, energy managers and building operators with the necessary information so that they can make the right choices at the right time and be assured of a future-ready installation.”

Click to download ‘Your guide to hydrogen for heat’