UK Government outlines plans for low-carbon hydrogen certification scheme

The UK Government has today (February 9) outlined plans for a new globally recognised low-carbon hydrogen certification scheme.

Intended to be introduced by 2025, the certification scheme is hoped to demonstrate the emissions credentials of hydrogen, promoting cross-border trade whilst stimulating growth and jobs in green hydrogen.

Having now opened for consultation with industry, the Government say the scheme will help the UK energy market to verify sustainability claims and deliver industry and consumer confidence in low-carbon hydrogen.

The Government has proposed to use the methodology set out in the UK’s Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard as the basis of the certification, which says hydrogen producers must meet a GHG emission intensity of 20g of CO2e/MJLHV or less of produced hydrogen to be considered low carbon.

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