TÜV Rheinland, Scatec & ACME
TÜV Rheinland has issued a world-first “Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia Certificate” to Scatec & ACME’s joint venture in Duqm, Oman (1.2 million tonnes of solar ammonia per year at full capacity). TÜV assessed the greenfield project for production methods, transport methods and hydrogen applications before awarding the certificate, which guarantees to customers that the hydrogen & ammonia produced at the facility has significantly lower emissions than fossil-based products, and is supplied as a carbon-neutral product. The standard itself – H2.21 Carbon-Neutral Hydrogen – also allows for an optional color certification based on the assessment outcomes: in Scatec & ACME’s case, “green” certification was also awarded.
We are proud to be the recipient of the world’s first Green Hydrogen Certification from TÜV Rheinland. This certificate will enhance our capability to cater to international markets across Europe, America and Asia region for the supply of Green Ammonia. We have already started work on the Oman plant and are on track to commission the world’s first large-scale green ammonia project. Green accreditation from leading agencies such as TÜV Rheinland is an important milestone in our efforts.ACME Group CEO Rajat Seksaria in TÜV Rheinland’s official announcement, 20 Apr 2022
Certification is perhaps the most pressing issue facing the fast-growing hydrogen & ammonia energy industries. In addition to this welcome announcement from TÜV Rheinland, the AEA is currently developing our own low and zero-carbon ammonia certification scheme. Input via our discussion survey is still welcome, as are expressions of interest for participation in the process: more details via the above link.
First green hydrogen certificate from HyXchange delivered
The Netherlands-based hydrogen trading platform HyXchange has delivered its very first green hydrogen certificate. In a ceremony at the North Sea Port of Terneuzen, Dutch Minister of Climate and Energy Rob Jetten was handed the first certificate in HyXchange’s pilot program – a collaboration between sixteen parties that will test the Guarantee of Origin scheme underpinning the trading platform. After a successful pilot concludes, the next steps are simulating a spot market for hydrogen, and then eventually launching an international price index.