HyDeploy is a hydrogen project designed to help reduce UK CO2 emissions and reach the net zero target for 2050. HyDeploy aims to demonstrate live in homes, that blending natural gas with 20% volume of hydrogen is safe and a greener alternative. Furthermore, it is providing evidence that cooking and heating appliances can take the blend without any changes needed. HyDeploy @ Keele is the first stage of this three stage programme. In November 2019, the UK Health & Safety Executive gave permission to run a live test of blended hydrogen and natural gas on part of the private gas network at Keele University campus in Staffordshire. HyDeploy is the first project in the UK to inject hydrogen into a natural gas network. Once the Keele stage has been completed, HyDeploy will move to a larger demonstration on a public network in the North East. After that, HyDeploy will have another large demonstration in the North West.  These are designed to test the blend across a range of networks and customers so that the evidence is representative of the UK as a whole. With HSE approval, and success at Keele, these phases will go ahead in the early 2020s.

Northern Gas Networks, Progressive Energy Ltd, Keele University, HSE – Science Division and ITM Power
20% hydrogen content
Blending of hydrogen and natural gas
First phase started in 2019
Staffordsire, United Kingdom


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