Yesterday the UK didn't have a Hydrogen Strategy....need to have one before COP26...so today we have one.
Might as well have it from the horses mouth, I'm sure Dave Borlace will give it the once over on his justhaveathink channel, so I may wait for the moving pictures on youtube to come out.
UK Hydrogen Strategy 17th August 2021
I found a bit which relates to possibly blending hydrogen into the gas grid, long talked about few little projects going on.
" We are also exploring the option of blending hydrogen into the gas grid, with a decision to be taken in 2023 following testing of the safety, technical and economic case"
This always seems like a bad idea to me.
The volume needed would ensure that such production would have to come from grey hydrogen from fossil fuels without carbon capture and storage, as scale production of blue hydrogen hasn't happened yet, and using "green electricity" to produce green hydrogen via electrolysis, with the massive loss of energy in the process, to then distribute the hydrogen to domestic homes to burn in adapted boilers is just plain inefficient. You would be better off just using electricity to provide heating for the home directly.
It will be interesting, maybe painful , how the market for gas/electricity alters over coming years. Surely use of natural gas in domestic homes will be discouraged, and there is nothing as discouraging as rising prices, and with the use of electric heating incentivised. Something will have gone badly wrong if gas heating retains its premier position of being the cheapest form of domestic heating, no one will change, and the domestic sector will continue to burn fossil fuels en masse.