his stakeholder engagement session focused on our approach to developing standards for certification of domestic hydrogen appliances. We shared the results of our survey of Notified Bodies and Test Labs undertaken earlier in the year. We also discussed establishing an appliance testing and certification committee – to provide guidance on how existing standards can be applied to hydrogen and develop and issue guidance notes to assist in this.
Around 70 people attended the session aimed at organisations interested in manufacturing domestic hydrogen gas appliances: primarily cookers, boilers and fires. As well as presentations from BEIS and Hy4Heat teams we discussed adopting the small business research initiative (SBRI) competition approach to stimulate and encourage innovation across the industry.
We held an information session for organisations interested in the work of establishing hydrogen gas standards. The standard will consider the purity, colourant and odorants. A co-ordination group is being formed with the GDNOs to support this work.
More than 100 people attended our first engagement event - hearing presentations from BEIS and Hy4Heat team as well as taking part in roundtable discussions about the challenges that the programme needs to overcome. Following such a positive response to the day we’re aiming to hold an annual engagement event for our stakeholders.