Manufacturer pleased with hydrogen support

Martyn Bridges

Government investment into new hydrogen gas projects has been welcomed by Worcester Bosch.

Martyn Bridges, director of technical communications and project management at Worcester Bosch has responded to the government’s £30m funding towards five hydrogen projects across the UK.

He said: “The government has awarded five UK projects investigating whether hydrogen is a viable option to reduce our UK carbon emissions £30m of funding. We welcome this indication of commitment by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to invest in technologies that will help decarbonise UK heating and hot water.

“Hydrogen has been explored and discussed by heating experts and scientists as a potential alternative to fossil fuels universally for quite a while. We at Worcester Bosch believe this to be a strong contender. Through funding localised projects and proposals such as the “Acorn” project in Aberdeen and “Hynet” scheme in Chester, we are hopeful about the prospect of hydrogen as a future heat source. We believe that this method is a very sensible approach and will prove the concept, and subsequently acceptance, of hydrogen.”