Kiwa has been involved in various projects to test the feasibility of using hydrogen:
- Collaboration with a major gas network operator on a feasibility study to change the gas supply for domestic and commercial users in a UK city (check: H21 Hydrogen for Leeds Project Case Study. See NGN's H21 Leeds City Gate reportand NGN's video on the project. See the Climate Change Committee's report including the possible role of hydrogen in the UK's energy strategy, and this Northern Powerhouse report.
- Investigation of the commercial appetite for manufacturing domestic hydrogen appliances.
- Collaboration with another gas network provider on Europe’s largest scale investigation of real performance of over one thousand installations with G20, G21 and G23 test gases.
- Working as part of a consortium to examine the potential use of hydrogen in the UK’s energy space. See KPMG's report.
- An investigation into future hydrogen use on behalf of SSE. This HyHouse project investigated the risks likely to arise from the accidental release of hydrogen or hydrogen/natural gas mixtures into a domestic property.
- Assessing the feasibility of creating a hydrogen generation and distribution system to service localised population and commerce for a major engineering contractor.
- Advising companies introducing high pressure hydrogen systems to ensure that their installations are safe and that they are fulfilling their duty of care to staff through compliance with DSEAR.
- Hy4Heat is a study to establish if it’s technically possible and safe to replace natural gas with hydrogen in residential and commercial buildings and gas appliances. This will enable to government to determine whether to proceed to a community trial.
- Kiwa Gastec collaborated with E4tech in the DECC-sponsored BEIS Case Study on the development of a hydrogen-fired appliance supply chain.