Taking Europe-wide green and low carbon hydrogen Guarantees of Origin (GO) to the next level: from concept to implementation. This is the objective of the CertifHy project undertaken by a consortium led by HINICIO, composed of ECN, GREXEL, Ludwig Bölkow System Technik (LBST), and TÜV SÜD and financed by the FCH 2 JU.
Between 2014 and 2016, the CertifHy project brought together multiple stakeholders to develop a common European-wide definition of Green Hydrogen, develop a hydrogen GO scheme deployable across Europe and a roadmap for its implementation.
The project’s aim is to create the path forward for a concrete and actionable Guarantee of Origin (GO) scheme with a pilot demonstration of the hydrogen GO scheme and the creation of a Stakeholder Platform to give the scheme its legitimacy. The project will define the scheme’s governance, as well as its processes and procedures over the entire GO life cycle: from auditing hydrogen production plants, certification of Green or Low Carbon Hydrogen production batches, through issuing, trading to “usage” of GOs.