Advancing global cooperation on certification of hydrogen and derivatives: Hydrogen Certification 101
BRUSSELS, August 4, 2023 – The International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) and the International Energy Agency’s Technology Hydrogen Collaboration Platform (IEA H2 TCP), with support from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and contributions from the Hydrogen Council and the International Power-to-X Hub, today release the Hydrogen Certification 101 paper developed under the Breakthrough Agenda’s Hydrogen Breakthrough priority action H.1 Standards and Certification.
In the emerging global hydrogen economy, robust tradeable certification schemes for hydrogen and derivatives are due to play a key role to:
- Enable the implementation of government policies as certification can constitute an integral element of policy measures such as targets, quotas and tax credits;
- Evidence their sustainability attributes, such as carbon footprint – as well as the use of land and water, and social impacts – in a credible and consistent manner internationally;
- Create transparency for consumers and enable consumer choice;
- Allow consumers to signal demand for hydrogen based on its sustainability credentials;
- Create trust between prospective importers and exporters, fostering global, cross-border trade in hydrogen and derivatives based on their sustainability credentials.
To advance global cooperation on certification of hydrogen and derivatives, and development of technical solutions for mutual recognition of certification schemes, in line with the political imperative highlighted in the framework of the latest G7 and G20 energy ministerial meetings, the Hydrogen Certification 101 paper:
- Provides clarity and precision on terminology and concepts used in hydrogen certification;
- Describes the purposes and functionalities of hydrogen certification schemes;
- Offers basic information on certification scheme design; and
- Lays out the concept of mutual recognition of certification schemes for hydrogen and derivatives.
To read and download the full Hydrogen Certification 101 paper, click here.
About The Hydrogen Council
The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the clean energy transition.
The Council understands that hydrogen has a key role to play in reaching global decarbonization goals by helping to diversify energy sources worldwide, to foster business and technological innovation as drivers for long-term economic growth, and to decarbonize especially hard-to-abate industrial sectors.
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Joanna Damerell, Communications Manager, Hydrogen Council