The federal government is working to ensure that, as far as possible, every new heating system will be powered by at least 65% renewable energy (on balance sheet or physical) from 2024 [BMWK 2022]. This includes all renewable energies, i.e. also green and climate-neutral gaseous energy sources such as biomethane or green hydrogen. However, for all decarbonization options to be fully exploited, a technology-open approach is needed that takes into account all climate-neutral gases such as blue hydrogen.
Market space conversion to hydrogen is not feasible until as many gas appliances as possible have been installed that can run on natural gas and biomethane as well as hydrogen. From 2025 at the latest, the manufacturers organized in the Federal Association of the German Heating Industry (BDH) will be launching series devices on the market that can initially be set to methane or methane-hydrogen mixtures and converted to a hydrogen device by an installer with little effort by means of a conversion kit. By installing these hydrogen-capable appliances, the customer creates the conditions for a climate-neutral heat supply, enabling him to meet the 65% renewable energy target initially via the balance sheet purchase and later via the physical purchase of hydrogen.
NOTES ON USE
Unless otherwise stated, the rights to the images, texts, audio and video files published on this page are held by FNB Gas e.V. The files from the press material section may be used for editorial reporting provided the source is acknowledged. The use or reprinting is free of charge. Please provide us with a copy in the event of any use. Any other use is only permitted with the prior written consent of FNB Gas e.V.
The files provided have been created to the best of our knowledge and belief. Notwithstanding this, FNB Gas e.V. accepts no responsibility for any damage arising from the use of the files.
Infographic - Process of conversion to hydrogen at the end customer (private household) / JPG / 160 kBRights Holder
FNB Gas e.V.