Position paper VEMW "Hydrogen certifcation"
VEMW proposes in this position paper a certification scheme for Hydrogen Guarantees of Origin (GO/ GVO)
The energy transition demands the change from fossil fuels to renewable-based energy carriers. The Dutch government, the European Commission, and VEMW foresee a large role for Renewable fuels of Non-Biological Origin. Hydrogen can take this role but this transition has to be properly facilitated. This includes a certification scheme elaborating on the CO2 emissions of the hydrogen produced. This certification scheme has the function to (1) unambiguously determine the carbon footprint of the production of hydrogen; (2) make the proposed EU regulations and targets executable, and (3) strengthen the hydrogen market regardless of the CO2-emissions through trading of these guarantees in a liquid international marketplace.