Bureau Veritas becomes certification body for CertifHy™ hydrogen scheme

CertifHy™ and Bureau Veritas have joined efforts to strengthen renewable hydrogen certification in Europe. The partnership introduces the CertifHy™ Non-Governmental Certification (NGC) scheme, providing consumers with a reliable tool to trace 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.

Matthieu Boisson, CertifHy™ Project Coordinator, commented: “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.”

Laurence Boisramé, Sales Director – Hydrogen at Bureau Veritas, added: “We are pleased to join forces with responsible initiatives 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.”

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