Electrolysers provide a method in which to generate green hydrogen, a clean energy carrier that is widely regarded as the fuel of the future.

The need to scale production methods is crucial to enabling a worldwide hydrogen economy and thus DNV’s research into creating more effective electrolyser systems can provide a basis in which to scale the technology.

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DNV continuously works together with the industry to develop up to date standards and recommended practices tailored to the demands of the advancing renewables market.

More than 18 partners from diverse industrial sectors like electrolyser and wind turbine manufacturers, developers of renewable assets, energy, chemistry and engineering companies will join DNV to develop a certification scheme applicable for electrolyser projects.

This certification scheme will include the interface with renewable energy as well as topics of safety, performance and regulation.

Joining the JIP are BP, Clean Power Hydrogen, EDP, Elogen, Equinor, Frauenhofer-Gesellschaft, Green Hydrogen Systems, Industrie De Nora, ITM Linde Electrolysis, McPhy, NextChem, Nordex, Schaeffler Technologies, Shell, Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy, Sunfire, thyssenkrupp nucera.

With many large players joining this initiative, it could bring electrolyser systems to a new future and help create a foundation in which to rapidly scale up the effectiveness of green hydrogen production.

Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, Executive Vice-President for Renewables Certification at DNV, said, “DNV predicts that hydrogen will move from approximately 1.9% of the mix of energy carriers in 2040 to 5.0% in 2050, a trend that DNV anticipates will continue into the second half of the century.

“Especially decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors like aviation, maritime or long-haul trucking requires far greater scaling of green hydrogen.”

Axel Dombrowski, Director Innovation & Digitalisation for Renewables Certification at DNV, said, “To grow confidence in the market, electrolysers need further standardisation to reduce uncertainties and risks in industrialising large hydrogen projects.

“We are tackling this challenge by joining forces with major industry partners to work towards a new certification scheme and industry best practice for electrolysers which will facilitate successful water electrolysis projects.

“We undertook a similar approach for the wind energy industry about 30 years ago which proved to be very successful. Now, we will take the learnings and implement these for the hydrogen technology on an accelerated path.”

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