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Developing market opportunities based on certified sustainability

Demand for hydrogen is on the rise, whether as a means of energy storage or as a replacement for natural gas. But only sustainably produced ‘green’ hydrogen is ecologically reasonable. However, there is still a lack of internationally standardised, mandatory criteria defining sustainability throughout the value chain. So how can producers and distributors prepare for EU-wide requirements and become marketable with the help of certification?

As the age of fossil energy carriers comes to an end, environmentally-friendly alternatives are taking on more significance. The German government believes that green hydrogen, produced using energy from renewable sources, will play a key role in the energy transition. This applies in particular to decarbonisation of industries,  including heavy industries like steel or chemical production and parts of the transport sector such as aviation, maritime transport and heavy transport1, whose energy demand cannot be covered solely by electricity from renewable sources.

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