Certification of green hydrogen production systems

Joint Industry Project

DNV runs a Joint Industry Project to develop a standard approach ensuring reliable and cost-efficient hydrogen production systems by electrolysis


Hydrogen is expected to have a key role in decarbonization efforts across regions and industries.  Power-to-Gas (P2G) as a future technology will play a central role in successful sector coupling and green hydrogen could be competitive with hydrogen from fossil fuels as early as 2030.

To grow confidence in the market, especially electrolyser systems need further standardization to reduce uncertainties and risks in industrializing large hydrogen projects.

Download our summary report which gives a first insight on the results of the JIP.


DNV is tackling this challenge by joining forces with major industry partners to work towards a new certification scheme and industry best practice for hydrogen production systems which will facilitate successful water electrolysis projects. DNV 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.

The aim of this JIP to set up a certification scheme for hydrogen production systems to respond quickly to the demand of associations, industry partners, electrolyser manufacturers, grid operators, banks and insurance companies.


  • Transparency and guidelines for all stakeholders
  • Binding link / no competition with existing standards
  • First global certification scheme for electrolyzers
  • Comparability between electrolyzers


  • Acceleration of authorization procedure by certification and test
  • Define quality and service life of electrolyzer systems
  • Define safe production (storage) under renewable energy sources
  • Efficiency/performance/comparability parameters of electrolyzers

The partners

More than 25 companies have joined DNV to work towards a new certification scheme and industry best practice for hydrogen production systems which will facilitate successful hydrogen projects. Among them:

Asahi Kasei Corporation, BP, Clean Power Hydrogen, EDP, Elogen, Equinor, Fortescue Future Industries, Frauenhofer IWES, Genvia SAS, Green Hydrogen Systems, HyCC B.V., Hynamics, Industrie De Nora, ITM Linde Electrolysis, McPhy, Nel ASA, NextChem, Nordex, Schaeffler Technologies, Shell, Siemens Energy, Siemens Gamesa, Sunfire, thyssenkrupp nucera, TotalEnergies, Yokogawa Electric Corporation.

In addition, Societe Generale and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provide us with expertise on how certification can support bankability and insurability of hydrogen projects.

Contact us

Axel Dombrowski

Axel Dombrowski

Director Innovation & Digitalisation

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