WP2 Definition of “green’ hydrogen

The main goal of WP2 is to provide a common definition of green hydrogen which can be applied to all stakeholders (market players and regulators) in the EU. In order to achieve this objective, the Consortium will first analyse in detail the overall European legal and regulatory framework in this field. An extended life-cycle analyse will be implemented to evaluate environmental aspects and identify methods to assess the “greenness” of hydrogen produced. The analysis will first investigate different feedstocks and their use for different production processes (of hydrogen), including the identification of residues and by-products. In a next step, the environmental impact for each of the identified processes will be evaluated.

The methodology includes a survey to be launched among affiliated partners on the criteria needed to define green hydrogen that will lead to the definition of a limited amount of options. A second survey will be carried out among all stakeholders on the best option of green hydrogen.

WP3 Review of existing platforms and tracking systems for GoO

The objective of WP3 is to review all past and existing initiatives to set up GoOs systems, particularly on-going and past initiatives to certify green electricity, green gas, and bio-fuels and other relevant energy vectors.

This will result in a set of principles and requirements for the new system for guarantees of origin for green hydrogen. Composed of four tasks, WP3 will first review and compare existing platforms and tracking systems for guarantees of origins, comparing the different systems, analysing strengths and shortcomings and extrapolate the main technical and legal aspects. It will then analyse all interactions between existing GoO and green hydrogen, benchmarking existing GoO schemes in Europe with schemes in other similar areas. The results of WP3 will be validated via a number of external stakeholder interviews.