Guarantee of Origin crucial to credible hydrogen industry

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The Australian Hydrogen Council has welcomed the federal government’s release of the Discussion Paper on the Guarantee of Origin scheme for clean hydrogen, saying certification is “crucial” to building a credible industry.

“The development of an internationally recognised certification scheme is vital for the growth of a hydrogen industry in Australia as it helps our producers demonstrate the provenance of their hydrogen and provides consumers and export partners with assurances that the hydrogen they are using is renewable or zero emissions,” Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) CEO Dr Fiona Simon said.

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“The AHC supports the work that the Australian Government is undertaking with international partners through the International Partnership on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy as it develops a trusted and widely recognised Guarantee of Origin. We believe the Clean Energy Regulator is a credible and established body which would be well suited to administering the scheme in Australia.

“The AHC is eager to see a certification approach locked down in 2021 so that producers and consumers can rest assured that Australia has a credible, valuable and differentiated hydrogen product.

“We look forward to working through the details of the Australian Government’s proposed Guarantee of Origin scheme in the coming weeks,” Simon concluded.

The Australian Hydrogen Council is the peak representative body for the Australian hydrogen industry.

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Members include Air Liquide, Aluminium Revolutionary Chassis Company, Ampol, ANT Energy Solutions, ANZ Banking Group, APA Group, Arup, Arthur Phillips Pty Ltd, ATCO, Aurecon, AusNet Services/Mondo, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, Baker Hughes, Bloom Energy, BOC, BP, BusTech Group, Chart Industries, Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen, Coregas, CS Energy, Custom Denning, Daimler,  Downer, Emerson, ENEA consulting, Engie, Fortescue Metals Group, Foton Mobility, Gallagher Fuel Systems Ltd, GeelongPort, GHD, Global Energy Ventures, H2U, Haskel, Hazer, Honeywell, Horizon Power, Howden, Hydro Tasmania, Hyundai Australia, ITM Power, Jacobs, Jemena, John Cockerill Energy, KBR, Lochard Energy, Luxfer Australia, National Australia Bank, Nel, Origin Energy, Quanta Services Australia, S&P Global Platts, Samson, SG Fleet, Siemens, Silver Metal Investment, SMA Australia, Southern Green Gas, Stanwell, Star Scientific, Sumitomo Australia Pty Ltd, Sun Metals, TfA Project Group, Toyota Australia, Transit Systems, UL Renewables, UPC\AC Renewables Australia, Valmec, Viva Energy, Weidmüller, Wood, Woodside, Worley.