"Hydrogen Is Unsuitable For Home Heating, Review Concludes"

"Too many technical difficulties to overcome to make it a viable low-carbon heating fuel, say researchers".

"Hydrogen is unsuitable for use in home heating, and likely to remain so, despite the hopes of the UK government and plumbing industry, a comprehensive review of scientific papers has concluded.

Hydrogen lobbyists are out in force at the Labour party conference this week, sponsoring several events in Liverpool, and will be plentiful at the Conservative party conference that begins this weekend.

They are hoping to persuade the UK government to push ahead with a mooted large-scale rollout of hydrogen for home heating, as a replacement for the gas used to heat the vast majority of British homes. Hydrogen proponents say it would avoid households having to replace gas boilers with heat pumps, the other main contender for low-carbon home heating."

Fiona Harvey reports for the Guardian September 27, 2022.

Source: Guardian, 09/28/2022