The BDR Thermea Group commissioned a hydrogen-powered boiler at the end of June 2019. The pilot plant, which was developed at the BDR-Thermea competence centre for research and development in Italy, is located in Rozenburg, the Netherlands, and is supplied with sustainably produced hydrogen by the regional gas network operator Stedin, who also initiated the project.
According to the manufacturer, this is “the first real situation in which pure hydrogen is used to fire a condensing boiler to heat the central heating system of a residential building”. The device is operated by the Dutch BDR subsidiary Remeha. The next step is a larger field trial in Great Britain. The installation of 400 H2 boilers within two years is planned.