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Reference Number NIA_NGN_162
Title Hystart
Status Completed
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen end uses (incl. combustion; excl. fuel cells)) 50%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Other infrastructure and systems R&D) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Northern Gas Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2016
End Date 01 February 2016
Duration 4 months
Total Grant Value £246,420
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGN_162
Objectives To provide solid evidence which will identify key areas that need addressing before a GS(M)R exemption for hydrogen can be granted. The outputs of this NIA project aims to feed into a combined NIC demonstrator collaboration project between NGGD and NGN. The information that is collated from this project will provide a platform for all future projects around Hydrogen. It is hoped that the inclusion of this NIA project within the joint NIC demonstrator bid will provide the necessary portfolio of research to ensure that the NIC bid is successful.
Abstract The UK has committed to substantial carbon savings; heat contributes to a third of its current emissions. Delivering low-carbon heat via hydrogen over the gas grid provides a customer-focused solution, but is limited by onerous UK limits. The current legislation limit for hydrogen in the natural gas grid is 0. 1 mol%, as detailed in the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations {GS(M)R}, and this limit is often seen as a barrier for introduction of hydrogen. A desktop/Laboratory study will be undertaken to identify what areas need addressing to enable an increase in GSMR limits for Hydrogen, the key areas that the study will look at are outlined below.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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