In the run up to the publication of the Government’s hydrogen strategy Regen* published a paper in August 2021 on ‘Hydrogen for heat: eight critical questions‘. Hydrogen looks an attractive option for some industrial processes and transport applications, but the government has delayed any decisions on its role in domestic heating until 2026. Regen’s paper “aims to go beyond the vested interests to look at the evidence.”
Regen’s response to the strategy focuses on the importance of the standard of what constitutes ‘low carbon hydrogen’. If we are going to use ‘blue’ hydrogen produced from natural gas alongside ‘green hydrogen’ then the industry needs to prove we can capture over 90% of the carbon and store it safely – at a viable cost.
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