Leaders in renewable hydrogen have signed on to be the initial founding partners in the Smart Energy Council’s Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.

The global scheme was established to certify renewable hydrogen, ammonia and metals projects.

Smart Energy Council CEO, John Grimes, said there is a strong list of Australian and international founding partners.

“These are world leaders in renewable hydrogen. It shows there is global interest in the Zero Carbon Certification Scheme,” he said.

Founding Partners include the ACT government, Ammonia Energy Association, COP26 High Level Champions for Climate Action, CWP Global, Energy Web, Star Scientific, Australian National University, Evoenergy and the ACT Renewable Hub.

The Ammonia Energy Association is a global industry association that promotes the responsible use of ammonia in a sustainable energy economy while the Green Hydrogen Catapult is a global coalition of seven leading renewable hydrogen companies seeking to accelerate the scale and production of green hydrogen 50-fold in the next six years.

ACT Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury, said certification of hydrogen is really important.

“We want to make sure customers know where the hydrogen is coming from so they can make the smart choice for the future,” he said.

Senior business development manager at CWP Global’s Asian Renewable Energy Hub, Andrew Dickson said certification is the essential building block for the export of new zero carbon products, including hydrogen, ammonia and steel.

“Our customers want to know how much carbon is embedded into the products they are buying and how and where they are produced,” Dickson said.

ActewAGL’s hydrogen refuelling station in Canberra will be the first pilot certification project under the Certification Scheme. That project is expected to be certified by the end of July 2021.


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