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The 1st Green Hydrogen Guarantee of Origins are on the market soon

The CertifHy project will launch first Green Hydrogen Guarantee of Origins (GOs) that will be available for sale EU-wide. CertifHy GOs provide information of the source of the product to the customers and allow hydrogen users to track the origin of the product very soon.

Four hydrogen producers including the industrial gas companies Air Liquide and Air Products, the chemical company Akzo Nobel, Air Products, the retailer Colruyt Group and the energy utility Uniper will have their production batches audited during this pilot. The corresponding GOs will be up for trade in April 2018.

EU-wide transferable GOs for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen create a new and transparent hydrogen market with a business case, enhance market pull and empower consumers. Do you want to be an early adopter?

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Clarification on compliance with CertifHy Green Hydrogen criteria for FCH JU projects

At the request of many FCH JU stakeholders, the CertifHy consortium prepared an overview on how this compliance can be demonstrated.

How do I know if my FCH JU project meets the CertifHy  criteria?

The average carbon footprintof the hydrogen consumed in the project needs to be less than 91g CO2/MJ. To be calledGreen Hydrogen, the hydrogen needs to be produced from renewable energy sources and have a carbon footprintthat is below 36.4 gCO2equ/MJLHV. Low-Carbon Hydrogen is hydrogen produced from non-renewable energy with a carbon footprint lower than 36.4 g CO2/MJ. Grey Hydrogen is hydrogen produced with emissions higher than 36.4 g CO2/MJ, be it from renewable or non-renewable sources. Check using  the chart below if your project is compliant with the CertifHy  criteria.

CertifHy compliance


The following FCH JU projects have to fulfil the CertifHy criteria.

Ongoing projects


Demonstration of large-scale rapid response electrolysis to provide grid services and to supply hydrogen markets


Demonstration of large electrolyser for bulk renewable hydrogen production

Large scale demonstration of Hydrogen Refuelling Stations and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) road vehicles operated in the fleet(s)

Upcoming projects


Large scale demonstration of H2 fuelled HD trucks with high capacity Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS)

Demonstration of a large-scale (min.20 MW) electrolyser for converting renewable energy to hydrogen

Demonstration of a large-scale steam electrolyser system in industrial markets


There are two ways to show that the CertifHy criteria are met: i) purchase of Green/Low-Carbon H2 GOs that will be made available soon via the CertifHy platform or ii) demonstrating the renewable content and associated GHG emission of the hydrogen used are in accordance with theCertifHyrules: Find out more about the FCH JU compliance conditions with  CertifHy.

Designing the first EU-wide Green Hydrogen Guarantee of Origin for a new hydrogen market

The CertifHy Project successfully launched its Stakeholder Platform with over 100 members from industry, policy makers, standardization and issuing bodies, associations, SMEs, research and academia on Monday 20th November in Brussels. This Stakeholder Platform will contribute to design the 1st EU-wide Green Hydrogen Guarantee of Origin (GO) system that will contribute to creating a new and transparent hydrogen market allowing EU-wide transferability and consumption of Green Hydrogen with a business case.
Global demand for hydrogen is foreseen to reach 50 Million tons by 2025 mainly used in industry and transport. It is predicted to grow by 3,5% per year with a potential of 50-60% of all hydrogen for the growing market of transportation will originate from renewable or low-carbon sources by 2030. For creating market pull for Green Hydrogen a Guarantee of Origin scheme is essential to label the origin of a product and provides information to customers on the source of their products. ‘The aim is to have a self-sustaining scheme at the end of the project’, as Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director of the FCH 2 JU, stated during his opening speech at the 1st plenary session.