Chancellor visits Worcester Bosch to see the future of heating

Worcester Bosch has met with the chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid MP, to present its developments in low-carbon heating technology.

Hydrogen-ready boiler
(l-r) Robin Walker MP, Sajid Javid MP and Carl Arntzen, CEO

Mr Javid visited the manufacturing plant in Worcester earlier this month with Worcester constituency MP Robin Walker.  They were shown Worcester Bosch’s new “clean gas” development lab and saw at first hand the company’s first hydrogen-ready boiler.
A hydrogen boiler could drastically reduce emissions in the use of heating and hot water in UK homes, hence its title as ‘clean gas’.  The company believes it is a viable solution towards achieving the UK’s net zero carbon targets by 2050. The boiler can run on natural gas until a future conversion of the gas grid to hydrogen.
Commenting on the visit on social media, Robin Walker MP tweeted:
“Great to be able to introduce the chancellor to some of the brilliant engineers & researchers working on the next generation of hydrogen boilers. So exciting to see this vital tech for #netzero taking shape.”
“It was great to have Mr Javid at our plant to see our hydrogen boiler prototype,” said Martyn Bridges, director of technical communication and product management at Worcester Bosch.
“The development of hydrogen-fired boilers will mean millions of existing heating systems in our homes can be saved, rather than the entire system needing to be replaced if alternative technologies such as heat pumps were installed.
“Millions of homes currently use a combi boiler system and if converted to hydrogen they would be able to continue to do so without the need for a new hot water storage cylinder.”