Bureau Veritas becomes certification body for CertifHy™ hydrogen scheme
Jul. 28 2023
The CertifHy™ Non-Governmental Certification Scheme offers certified proof of origin for hydrogen throughout Europe.
CertifHy™ aims to facilitate and advance the production, procurement, and use of non-renewable, renewable, and low-carbon hydrogen. It has developed the CertifHy™ Non-Governmental Certification (NGC) scheme in Europe to support the growth of the hydrogen market by providing a reliable tool for consumers to track hydrogen’s origin and environmental credentials. The methodology underpinning this scheme focuses on two aspects: the origin of the energy used, and the carbon footprint of the hydrogen produced. These non-governmental certificates facilitate the trade of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen throughout Europe.
Bureau Veritas performs around 300,000 audits each year, providing its clients with the same high level of quality worldwide, thanks to more than 7,400 experienced auditors and centralized support. With this new accreditation, its auditors can now also perform CertifHy™ audits of hydrogen production facilities to ensure that the energy produced meets the CertifHy™ NGC Scheme requirements.
“Bureau Veritas is a strategic partner supporting hydrogen energy players throughout the value chain. We leverage our global, broad and cross-sector technical expertise to contribute to the sustainable development of the industry. We are pleased to join forces with responsible initiative like CertifHy™, in order to bring transparency, fulfil ambitious environmental criteria, and meet decarbonization objectives in order to protect the climate and improve living conditions.”
Laurence Boisramé, Sales Director - Hydrogen, Bureau Veritas
“Since 2017, CertifHy™ has worked towards making hydrogen certification accessible to support the energy transition. Having Bureau Veritas on board is a huge milestone for CertifHy™ as cooperation with a major certification body will help us further scale up our renewable and low-carbon hydrogen certification scheme.”
Matthieu Boisson, CertifHy™ Project Coordinator
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