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Collaboration & active co-operation is key to liquid renewable fuels future

Close collaboration and co-operation on all aspects of the off-grid renewable fuels market is helping both the appliance manufacturers and the liquid fuels industry make significant inroads into achieving lower carbon footprints for all in the supply chain, all the way to the end-user.

Rinnai believes collaboration and co-operation is key

‘From a manufacturers perspective, and on the journey towards renewable liquid fuels, it became incredibly important that we collaborated with industry members and truly understand the nuances of the LPG market under times of such considerable regulatory overhead and that we start to systematically educate all relevant stakeholders regarding the critical steps in achieving our changing objectives,’ Chris Goggin of Rinnai told a recent conference on renewable liquid fuels.

He added, ‘This collaboration requires a complete value chain perspective in establishing the reality of practical, economically and technically feasible solutions for the wide array of off grid buildings.

Mr Goggin continued by saying that ‘new challenges are around the corner. For example, how will LPG / BIOLPG and Renewable liquid fuels be measured in building performance modelling tools and how will this impact the deployment of such appliances and fuels in the future.’

Rinnai’s operations director Chris Goggin addressed the recent Liquid Gas UK Conference held in Liverpool. Liquid Gas UK is the trade association for the renewable liquid gas industry across the UK. Members of this trade association represent every position in the UK energy industry from BIOLPG and LPG suppliers, specifiers, heating engineers and installers.

Chris Goggin’s presentation also announced Rinnai’s professional relationship with Dimeta that seeks to encourage clean domestic alternative fuel usage in the UK. Both Rinnai and Dimeta aim to advance the national deployment of DME and r-DME that will assist in UK decarbonisation plans.

A MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) has been agreed upon by both Rinnai and Dimeta through ongoing collaboration. This partnership will work on the following critical areas: appliances, appliance iteration requirements for 100% DME and appliance materials compatibility. The MOU will explore the development and ultimate deployment of DME fuel and appliances.

As UK energy usage transitions towards cleaner carbon reducing fuels Rinnai has adapted its product range to include hydrogen, solar thermal, heat pumps, BIOLPG and LPG technologies and advanced developments with DME. Domestic, commercial and off-grid properties can decarbonise immediately with Rinnai’s H3 range of products that have been designed purposefully to introduce a new era of UK clean energy acceptance.

Rinnai’s H3 range of products include domestic and commercial heat pumps that offer immediate property decarbonisation. Rinnai is determined to provide UK customers with cost effective low carbon solutions towards domestic and commercial hot water and building heating provision.


Rinnai’s H3 range of decarbonising products include hydrogen / BioLPG ready technology, hybrid systems, and a wide range of LOW GWP heat pumps and solar thermal. Also, within Rinnai’s H3 range is Infinity hydrogen blend ready and BioLPG ready continuous flow water heaters which are stacked with a multitude of features that ensure long life, robust & durable use, customer satisfaction and product efficiency.

Rinnai’s range of decarbonising products – H1/H2/H3 – consists of heat pump, solar, hydrogen in any configuration, hybrid formats for either residential or commercial applications. Rinnai’s H3 range of products offer contractors, consultants and end users a range of efficient, robust and affordable decarbonising appliances which create practical, economic and technically feasible solutions. The range covers all forms of fuels and appliances currently available – electric, gas, hydrogen, BioLPG, DME solar thermal, low GWP heat pumps and electric water heaters.

Rinnai H1 continuous water heaters and boilers?offer practical and economic decarbonization delivered through technological innovation in hydrogen and renewable liquid gas ready technology.

Rinnai’s H1 option is centred on hydrogen, as it is anticipated that clean hydrogen fuels will become internationally energy market-relevant in the future; Rinnai water heaters are hydrogen 20% blends ready and include the world’s first 100% hydrogen-ready hot water heating technology.

Rinnai H2 – Decarbonization simplified with renewable gas-ready units, Solar Thermal and Heat Pump HybridsRinnai H2 is designed to introduce a practical and low-cost option which may suit specific sites and enable multiple decarbonisation pathways with the addition of high performance.

Rinnai H3 – Low-GWP heat pump technology made easy – Rinnai heat pumps are available for domestic and commercial usage with an extensive range of 4 – 115kW appliances.

Rinnai’s H3 heat pumps utilise R32 refrigerant and have favourable COP and SCOP.

Rinnai is a world leading manufacturer of hot water heaters and produces over two million units a year, operating on each of the five continents. The brand has gained an established reputation for producing products that offer high performance, cost efficiency and extended working lives.

Rinnai’s commercial and domestic continuous flow water heaters offer a limitless supply of instantaneous temperature controlled hot water and all units are designed to align with present and future energy sources. Rinnai condensing water heaters accept either existing fuel or hydrogen gas blends. Rinnai units are also suited for off-grid customers who require LPG and BioLPG or DME.

Rinnai products are UKCA certified, A-rated water efficiency, accessed through multiple fuel options and are available for purchase 24/7, 365 days a year. Any unit can be delivered to any UK site within 24 hours. Rinnai offer carbon and cost comparison services that will calculate financial and carbon savings made when investing in a Rinnai system. Rinnai also provide a system design service that will suggest an appropriate system for the property in question. Rinnai offer comprehensive training courses and technical support in all aspects of the water heating industry including detailed CPD’s. More information can be found on Rinnai’s website and its “Help Me Choose” webpage.


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16 November 2023


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