Baxi is preparing for the first real-life trials of pure hydrogen-operated boilers for commercial applications.
It followed successful trials of 100% hydrogen boilers for residential use at the Hydrogen Homes in Low Thornley and HyStreet at Spadeadam.
“We’re playing our part in the energy transition and that includes in commercial buildings,” said Karen Boswell, managing director at Baxi UK & Ireland. “Green hydrogen is one way to help larger buildings decarbonise because it can store renewable power over long periods of time and help avoid heavy peak loads on the electricity grid.”
Following extensive testing of the hydrogen-powered technology at the company’s R&D Centre, Baxi is preparing prototypes for real-life demonstrations in the UK and Europe, which could be live by the end of the year, it said.
“As we navigate the energy transition, we want to deliver flexibility for our customers,” added Karen. “With this in mind, we’re currently working to make our full range of commercial boilers 100% hydrogen ready. Our Remeha commercial boiler ranges are 20% hydrogen ready, but we will also be launching a conversion kit for future boilers to switch from natural gas to 100% hydrogen. This will allow commercial users to prepare themselves for the energy switch, offering them more options to decarbonise heat.”