Work package 6
This is a market research study into the variety of industrial appliances and the issues to be addressed in their conversion or replacement with hydrogen appliances - for example, we are aware there are a number of forced draught gas burners suitable for hydrogen.
10 april 2019, Understanding industrial appliances presentation and workshop
Element Energy, Jacobs Consulting and Cardiff University presented a draft version of Understanding Industrial Appliances at BEIS Conference Centre at a workshop event with around 50 industry stakeholders. The report has been updated as a result of the feedback from the workshop - so the version here reflects the information at the time of the event. The final report will be published on this website in the coming months.
24 October 2018, Element Energy Ltd appointed
Element Energy Ltd appointed to produce a research report on understanding industrial appliances
26 July 2018, Understanding commercial and industrial appliances (WP5&6) ITT published
BEIS intends to appoint a contractor(s) to deliver comprehensive research reports on the feasibility of converting commercial sector appliances (Lot 1) and industrial heat generation (Lot 2) from natural gas to hydrogen. This will require full characterisation of the market and identification of any knowledge gaps and barriers to conversion that may need to be addressed. They will inform consideration of whether further evidence, potentially in the form of practical testing, will be required to demonstrate that these sectors can be successfully converted as part of demonstrating and de-risking the use of hydrogen for heat in UK homes and businesses.
25 May 2018, Prior information notice (PIN) published for understanding commercial and industrial appliances (WP5&6)
A prior information notice published, stating that BEIS intends to appoint a contractor(s) to deliver comprehensive research reports on the feasibility of converting commercial sector appliances (Lot 1) and industrial heat generation (Lot 2) from natural gas to hydrogen.