Australia’s Smart Energy Council and the German Energy Agency (dena) are cooperating on the certification of green hydrogen in each of the countries.
The two organisations have inked a renewable hydrogen partnership, described by the Smart Energy Council as “historic”, which will see them cooperate on certification and guarantees of origin schemes for the international trade of renewable hydrogen in Australia and Germany.
The partnership will also identify barriers and opportunities to accelerate the development and deployment of renewable hydrogen and other zero-carbon emission powerfuels.
Moreover, it will identify renewable hydrogen supply chain investment opportunities for the trade between Australia and Germany, respective the EU.
“The Smart Energy Council, through its Hydrogen Australia division, is delighted to be partnering with the German Energy Agency on the development and certification of renewable hydrogen, renewable ammonia and carbon neutral powerfuels. These fuels are critical to building a prosperous, zero carbon economy,” said Chief Executive of the Smart Energy Council, John Grimes.
Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO of dena and spokesman for the Global Alliance Powerfuels, added, “International partnerships are key to tackling climate change and the attainment of our joint energy objectives.”
The Smart Energy Council is the peak national body for the Australian solar, energy storage and renewable hydrogen industry.
The Smart Energy Council is developing a national, industry-led Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.