Microwave Boilers Could Offer Heat Pumps Alternative for Decarbonising Homes

Hydrogen heating moves closer
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The creators of the world’s first microwave-powered boiler say the technology could help to cut emissions from home heating, and could directly replace existing gas boilers.

Around 14% of the UK’s carbon emissions comes from heating our homes, and the government is exploring methods to ensure the UK reaches net zero emissions by 2050. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.