Hydrogen is one of the many low carbon solutions that can help the UK to achieve Net Zero by 2050.
We can support engineers, employers, and government by using our data science, research, and expertise to identify occupations and skills that will be transferable to clean growth industries, and to a create a hydrogen-specific skills base.
At Enginuity, we recognise the need for the identification -and validation - of skills required to support the green economy at individual and industry level:
When mixed with natural gas, hydrogen enters our homes through a technique called ‘blending’.
The Hydrogen Energy Association describes blending as integrating concentrations of hydrogen into existing natural gas pipelines in order to reduce the carbon intensity of the methane.
Innovations and advancements like this reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and can help us to shift our energy consumption towards a greener alternative.
Winlaton, in Gateshead, has 668 homes, a church, primary school, and several small businesses. It is the first community in the UK to receive a hydrogen blend via a public network.
Blending started in August 2021 and will last around ten months, with up to 20% hydrogen supplied in the gas supply.
So what? Here’s a bit of new information that will blow your mind:
If blended gas was distributed to homes and businesses across the country, it could prevent six million tonnes of carbon dioxide being released to the atmosphere every year. That’s the same as taking 2.5 million cars (around 7.9% of all cars in Great Britain!) off the roads.
Now it becomes clearer as to why this is a big deal, and the project is hugely important.
Since 1996, the Gas Appliance Directive has required all gas appliances to be tested on a blend of 23% hydrogen before they can be approved for market.
Hydrogen provides an opportunity for those who have previously worked - or are currently working - in high carbon sectors to transition to support the green industrial revolution.
Many skills in the Oil & Gas industry are transferable to clean growth industries, and hydrogen will provide significant opportunities – including project management, process engineering, repurposing of infrastructure and gas safety.
Our aim is to cut through the data and make our insight meaningful so you can use it to drive decision making in your workplace. We’d also love your input on how our tools can work for you and your workforce skill challenges.
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