UK first: Hydrogen injected into gas grid as landmark trial gets underway

The HyDeploy demonstration is feeding up to 20% of hydrogen into Keele University’s existing natural gas network

Government urged to fund local energy trials at universities

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers says demonstration projects will encourage innovation as well as help universities in meeting their own decarbonisation targets

New UK hydrogen gas network trial cleared by HSE

The HyDeploy project will blend up to 20% of hydrogen with the normal gas supply in part of Keele University’s private gas network

UK university to host Europe’s ‘largest’ smart energy demonstrator

Businesses will have access to the facility to test and develop new technologies

Project aims to inject hydrogen into UK gas network

A project that aims to inject hydrogen into a gas network in the UK has officially been launched. The HyDeploy project hopes to establish the potential for blending hydrogen – up to 20% by volume – and is working towards a one-year live trial on part of Keele University’s private gas network, starting in 2019. […]

Keele Uni hots up with new energy centre

Vital Energi has begun the expansion of Keele University’s current energy centre and is installing an additional district heating network for a new science building on campus. The £1.3 million project will increase clean heat capacity and install 400 metres of district heating pipe, along with the fitting of new water mains, water reservoir equipment and […]

Keele University's energy managing meets international standard

Keele University has become one of the first in the UK to have its Energy Management System certified to the internationally recognised ISO 50001 standard. The university based in Stoke-on-Trent brought in energy management specialists digitalenergy to help implement its system, which was judged to have met the standard by certification services firm CICS. The […]

New turbine could “revolutionise” energy industry

A new design of wind turbine could potentially “revolutionise” the renewables industry. A prototype of the turbine was installed at Keele University last week, where academics and students are monitoring its progress. McCamley UK, who built the turbine, said it has developed it to help generate electricity in urban areas. While traditional turbines rely on […]

Geothermal projects get £1.1m funding

The government’s Deep Geothermal Challenge Fund has issued £1.1m to three geothermal projects. In the second round of cash allocations, the money has been divided between Keele University, Cofily District Energy, and a joint venture between Newcastle and Durham universities. Deep geothermal energy uses the natural heat found miles underground to produce electricity and heat […]