Why trust matters
Hydrogen will play a central role in our future energy mix. But before hydrogen can be used to decarbonize the energy supply to homes, its safety has to be assured.
What is the story?
Countries around the world depend on natural gas for heating and cooking but to meet global climate targets we need to decarbonize the energy system. Hydrogen is set to play a central role - 62% of senior energy professionals tell us that hydrogen will be a significant part of the energy mix by 2030.
The question is, is our legacy pipework suitable and safe as a delivery system for hydrogen?
To explore this, DNV has built ‘Hy Street’ at its testing and research facility in Cumbria. This row of ordinary-looking houses is actually a safety testing ‘laboratory’ for the UK Government’s Hy4Heat programme, which aims to establish if it is technically possible, safe, and convenient to replace natural gas with hydrogen in residential and commercial buildings and gas appliances.