WORCESTER BOSCH have revealed their new hydrogen boiler, an innovation that could revolutionise the decarbonisation of heating and hot water.

The boiler can run on hydrogen gas alone. The only by-product of burning hydrogen gas is water, meaning that it is a carbon free fuel source.

Last year the UK committed to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, a bold target that requires new technology and industry changes across a number of sectors.

Steps are already being taken, for example in transport, where electric and hybrid cars have become more common and accessible.

But for the heating and hot water industry, removing carbon is proving much more difficult.

With a third of UK greenhouse gases coming from our homes, it is quite clear that the UK will not meet its climate change targets without a change in home heating technology and fuel.

Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch said; “The development of hydrogen-fired boilers will mean millions of existing heating systems in our homes can be saved, rather than the entire system needing to be replaced.

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“Our research and development team here at Worcester have worked tirelessly over the last three years to try and find a viable solution to decarbonising UK heating, and ensure we are able to provide hydrogen boilers to the Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy this year.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of this exciting new technology.The work we’re doing, along with wider industry research and development, means that it is looking more and more likely that hydrogen gas can be a viable replacement fuel.

"As opposed to natural gas, when hydrogen combusts all it makes is water, meaning carbon is not released into the atmosphere. It can also be manufactured with little or no greenhouse gas emissions by electrolysing water using renewable energy."

The hydrogen boilers are ready for installation in the trials that the Government have commissioned, however they won’t be available for general sale for some years.

For more information visit: www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/