October 26 (Renewables Now) -The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has selected two companies for a research project focused on exploring the feasibility of converting commercial and industrial appliances from natural gas to hydrogen.
Five bids have been submitted in response to the tender, which was issued in July. The total value of the procurement is about GBP 382,000 (USD 490,000/EUR 430,000), excluding value added tax (VAT).
The work has two lots, one seeking the delivery of a report on the feasibility of converting commercial sector appliances and the other on converting industrial heat generation. It is part of the Hy4Heat programme, run by Arup+.
According to a contract award notice this week, the research will be carried by London-based Environmental Resources Management (ERM), which has been awarded a contract of GBP 179,006 and Cambridge-based Element Energy Ltd, which as been awarded a GBP-185,000 contract.
(GBP 1 = USD 1.282/EUR 1.127)