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

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.

Until now, the CertifHy project has 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.


We would like to encourage our projects to join the platform and become users of the Guarantees of Origin that will be produced in the four pilot plants.


For a comprehensive presentation covering the scope of the CertifHy project, click here.

For more information about CertifHy and joining the Stakeholder platform contact certifhy@hinicio.com




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CertifHy 2: Publications and Deliverables, Published March 2019

CertifHy 2 is the follow up to CertifHy. CertifHy 2 was completed in March 2019, and has built on the momentum of the first phase, and has served as a catalyst for implementing an EU-wide GO scheme for Green and Low Carbon hydrogen. The following documents encompass the publications and deliverables of the CertifiHy 2 project. Of particular interest is the CertifHy Implementation Roadmap that "presents ambitions and actions for building a dual hydrogen certification infrastructure for Guarantees of Origin (GOs) and for Certification of renewable hydrogen in transport".

For further publications and information, please see the CertifHy publications and deliverables webpage.