The European Commission this week unveiled an ambitious package of climate change legislation, designed to slash the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030.
Fit for 55 calls for renewables to produce 40% of the EU’s energy by 2030, up from a previous target of 32%. Seasonal demand for heating will put pressure on the power grid, especially considering the large number of electric cars that will be in use by then. Gas has great advantages here: it is easy to store and the gas distribution grid is highly flexibile. And using hydrogen can help decarbonise gas boilers.
Today, modern high efficiency boilers from BDR Thermea can already run on up to 20% admixture of hydrogen. We presented 100%-ready boilers in 2019 and have tested these in field trials and pilots in the Netherlands, the UK and France.
BDR Thermea is planning to launch 100% hydrogen-ready boilers in the market no later than 2023. These will help builders and homeowners ensure they are ready to switch to clean hydrogen as soon as it becomes available