Hydrogen and the built environment
Nine million buildings in the Netherlands require hot water and heating. Eighty percent use natural gas. In order to limit our dependence on natural gas and to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions, we are increasingly focusing on being 'natural gas-free'. This means that natural gas alternatives must be found that are sustainable and emission-free.
Over 30 percent of UK greenhouse gas emissions come from domestic heating and cooking. Decarbonisation of the natural gas grid by replacing natural gas with hydrogen in existing pipework would go a long way to helping the UK reach the its decarbonisation target as set out in the Paris Treaty.
Hydrogen can be both sustainable and emission-free, so it is not surprising that local authorities, network managers, housing corporations and other stakeholders are currently investigating the most diverse applications of hydrogen in the built environment. For example, manufacturers of central heating boilers have already presented the first prototypes of hydrogen boilers, and hydrogen and energy projects are being implemented at numerous locations in Europe.
Hydrogen is an interesting substitute to natural gas. Especially since research demonstrates that existing natural gas infrastructures can be made suitable for the distribution of hydrogen relatively easily. Kiwa anticipates with a new approval requirement (AR) 214 "Suitability for hydrogen gas".Show
When the composition of the gas is crucial. Particularly when the calorific value or Wobbe index needs to be identified. In addition, it is important that the gas is free of detrimental trace components. The possible presence of certain trace components depends strongly on the origin of the gas.Show
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Kiwa can test and certify components of automotive vehicles using hydrogen in the propulsion system, according the Directive No. 79/2009 (Dir. 79/2009), HGV standards, CSA standards and ECE R134.Show
One of the success factors in creating a hydrogen economy is having safe and certified hydrogen generators. Kiwa is one of the leading parties in this area: We assist you, as a manufacturer in the hydrogen marketplace, to achieve safe and certifie...Show