Hydrogen Village

A Cheshire village aiming to become the UK’s first carbon-reducing ‘hydrogen village’ has reached a key milestone.

Cadent and British Gas are proposing to convert around 2,000 homes in the Whitby area of Ellesmere Port from using natural gas (methane) to hydrogen.

This would be a UK first – a village-size population receiving hydrogen through the existing underground gas distribution network.

Unlike natural gas, hydrogen produces no carbon emissions when burned in a boiler to heat properties and provide hot water.

This area of Ellesmere Port was confirmed as one of two possible locations for the UK’s first ‘hydrogen village’ in May this year.

The other is in North East England and a decision will be made next year, with the chosen location starting to receive a hydrogen supply in 2025.

Hydrogen will be supplied through the existing network of gas pipes.

Read more at: The Business Desk

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