Domestic Appliances: Hydrogen

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 21st March 2019.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Labour/Co-operative, Redcar

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the development and innovation of UK-produced domestic appliances that use hydrogen.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Department is currently undertaking a £25 million project to explore the option of using hydrogen gas for heating UK homes and businesses. This work includes supporting the development of domestic boilers, fires, cookers and other innovative appliances that use hydrogen. BEIS has awarded 16 contracts as part of this development process which is scheduled to complete by March 2021.

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