Baxi is to supply its 100% hydrogen boilers for the H100 Fife Project, a hydrogen-to-homes demonstration delivered through a partnership between SGN and Fife Council in cooperation with Ofgem.
Baxi attended an event hosted by SGN on this month to mark the beginning of construction of the H100 Fife hydrogen homes demonstration facility. Due to open to the public this summer, the new facility is set to comprise two hydrogen show homes where visitors will be able to try out domestic hydrogen appliances, including Baxi’s 100% pure hydrogen boilers.
The H100 Fife project enables households in the Buckhaven and Denbeath areas of historic Methil on the south Fife coast, to opt-in to be supplied with hydrogen through a new network which is due to go live in 2024.
The scheme has already signed up over 300 householders who want to be part of the 100% green hydrogen-to-homes zero carbon network anywhere in the world, according to a statement. Their participation is set to ‘provide important behavioural and social evidence critical to help the UK decarbonise home heating,’ the companies involved in the project have said. Green hydrogen will be supplied via the dedicated ORE Catapult 7MW wind turbine connected to an on-site electrolyser and storage facility. Modelling shows the turbine could provide the energy to produce enough hydrogen for up to 900 homes a year.
Karen Boswell, managing director of Baxi UK and Ireland, said: “We are thrilled to be providing our 100% hydrogen boilers to another innovative, world-first demonstration project. It’s great to see the support for this project from the local community and hands-on involvement from Fife council and other important stakeholders in the area.
“With such projects, we can help the public, government and wider heating industry to better understand the potential of hydrogen to provide safe and low-carbon heating in the future, alongside other options available today such as heat pumps, hybrid systems and heat networks.”