Project description

 Brief description

The CertifHy Project Consortium aims to develop the first EU-wide framework for the generation of guarantees of origin (GoO) for green hydrogen. The project coordinated by Hinicio, brings along the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Ludwig Bölkow Systemtechnik (DE) and TÜV SÜD, supported by a wide range of key European industry leaders (gas companies, energy utilities, green hydrogen technology developers and automobile manufacturers, as well as leading industry associations). The project started late 2014 and will culminate end 2016 after 24 months of joint work.

Objectives and expected outcomes

The objectives of this ambitious initiative are to define a widely acceptable definition of green hydrogen, design a robust GoO scheme for green hydrogen and propose a roadmap to implement the initiative throughout the EU. A core element of the project will be a step-by-step consultation process involving key stakeholders from all energy sectors, as well as policy makers. The outcome of this process will feed into a proposal for a new European framework of GoO for green hydrogen that will include the development of harmonised rules and obligations for guarantees of origins in Europe.

The project is organised around 7 “Work Packages” organised with the following structure:



The project will last 24 months. The work within each workpackge will be distributed as showed in the following table:



The research leading to these results has received funding from the European  Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative under grant agreement n°633107  - Duration: 24 months (Nov 1st 2014 to October 30th 2016)
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WP1 Generic market outlook for green hydrogen

WP1 aims to deliver a generic overview of future trends, market outlooks, application areas and segmentation for green hydrogen. The outcome of WP1 will support the rational for adopting green hydrogen GoOs by policy makers, by showing evidence of existing industrial markets and the potential development of new energy related markets for green hydrogen in the EU.