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Redcar residents to experience working hydrogen appliances at Redcar and Cleveland College

We’re delighted to have started to convert the old caretaker’s lodge at Redcar and Cleveland College to be supplied with hydrogen.

Once complete, the new Sir Willian Turner Eco House will allow Redcar residents the opportunity to experience how hydrogen works in a home setting.

We are working with Redcar and Cleveland college to heat the home with a hydrogen boiler and fit a hydrogen hob, oven and fire, all of which will be fully operational.

In addition to demonstrating hydrogen appliances, the Eco House is also fitted with a heat pump and solar technologies, enabling visitors to observe first hand different potential routes to de-carbonise their homes. 

As well as providing Redcar residents with a place to see hydrogen operating in a home setting, the house will provide the college with training opportunities, for those looking to specialise in green skills needed for the future.

The home is expected to be ready for visitors later in the summer and all residents in the proposed Redcar Hydrogen Community and the wider town will be invited to visit and experience hydrogen for themselves. Residents will be able to see that hydrogen appliances look and operate in a very similar way to today’s natural gas equivalents with the main difference being the flame colour for the hob, which is orange rather than blue.