After elaborate and detailed planning, U.K. now takes its first real step toward a hydrogen economy

January 29, 2021
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Everyone interested in the future of hydrogen, and in hydrogen infrastructure in particular, should read the reports from the H21 portfolio of projects. The H21 projects constitute the most detailed and most practical study of the feasibility and planning of converting an entire country's natural gas grid to hydrogen. The country in this case is Britain. No matter how impressive, however, this has still been a paper exercise thus far, even though it does provide excruciatingly detailed calculations of the resources and time required and costs involved. With the announcement of Britain's first hydrogen town in 2030, the U.K. government, at the level of the prime minister, is now taking this a step further and turning it into a real exercise.

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