Hydrogen-powered hot water systems, cooktop, BBQ, and heating systems feature in a Melbourne homes display setting and aims to demonstrate 100% hydrogen use in a standard family home setting.
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)
|Main end-use classification:
Hydrogen in gas networks
Demonstration display – around 12 months display period
Rinnai, Electrolux, Heatlie – equipment suppliers, BOC – hydrogen supplier
HyHome was unveiled in July 2023 as a 100% hydrogen-powered home, located at a homes display centre in Wollert, north of Melbourne. The aim of HyHome is to demonstrate 100% hydrogen use in a typical family home setting.
AGIG worked with appliance manufacturers Rinnai, Heatlie, and Electrolux to develop the hydrogen-powered hot water systems, cooktop, barbecue and heating systems that feature in HyHome, and which used existing skills and techniques common in the plumbing industry in their installation.
While hydrogen gas is delivered via normal sized gas bottles, the equipment downstream of the gas bottles is designed as if the hydrogen would be coming through the network.
Guided tours of HyHome are available for stakeholders, otherwise it presents as a standard residential display home.
HyHome is expected to be a demonstration display site for around 12 months.
This description has been reviewed by the project proponent.