Decarbonizing hydrogen production

Hydrogen can be produced in several ways, but if it is to help in the battle with climate change, the process will have to be decarbonized
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Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead - Low Carbon. Energy Systems

Christos Chryssakis

Christos Chryssakis

Business Development Manager, Maritime

Jason Goodhand

Jason Goodhand

Global Business Lead Storage, Energy Systems

Green hydrogen, produced via electrolysis from renewables, is commonly regarded as the ultimate destination, but blue hydrogen, produced from natural gas or coal with carbon capture and storage (CCS), will be key to scaling the hydrogen economy.

Indeed, the majority of energy professionals believe that both green and blue hydrogen need to work in synergy to scale the hydrogen economy successfully.

Green hydrogen 

DNV has expertise across all aspects of production, transport, storage, and consumption of green hydrogen from renewable sources.

Services to energy industries

Our experts have deep understanding of power markets and grids. We provide:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Due diligence of electrolyser systems, fuel cell systems, and CCS projects
  • System integration studies
  • Evaluation of synthetic fuel value chains, including Power-to-Gas and Power-to-Liquids
  • Lifecycle assessment to quantify environmental benefits
  • Grid location and siting of electrolyser (Load) and/or fuel cells (Generation) 
  • Techno-economic analysis of hydrogen value chain options, including gas blending
  • Project risk management – cost, schedule and execution.

Blue hydrogen – Scaling carbon capture and storage 

DNV is experienced in gas reforming, gas conditioning, and gasification. We provide world-class CCS expertise for technical assurance, testing, advisory and risk management. 

Our Recommended Practices cover CO2 capture, transport, storage and safety. We qualify and verify CCS technology and projects in accordance with our recommended practices and international standards.

Services to energy industries

Our services span the entire global value chain of CO2: capture, conditioning, compression, transport, and storage. We build trust for industries, investors and governing bodies, from strategic planning through technology demonstration to operational excellence. 

  • CCS technology qualification
  • CCS techno-economical due diligence and benchmarking
  • CCS feasibility and risk assessments
  • CO2 storage certification
  • CCS knowledge management and training. 

Contact us:

Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead - Low Carbon. Energy Systems

Christos Chryssakis

Christos Chryssakis

Business Development Manager, Maritime

Jason Goodhand

Jason Goodhand

Global Business Lead Storage, Energy Systems

Recommended practices

DNVGL-RP-J201

Qualification procedures for carbon dioxide capture technology

DNVGL-RP-F104

Design and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines

DNVGL-RP-J203

Geological storage of carbon dioxide

DNVGL-SE-0473

Certification of sites and projects for geological storage of carbon dioxide

Projects

Qualification of carbon capture technology

As part of a full-scale demonstration project, initiated by Gassnova, DNV qualified carbon capture technology developed by Aker Solutions, at Norcem’s cement plant in Brevik, Norway.

Carbon emission reduction roadmap for refineries

For the Dutch Petroleum Industry Association (VNPI), DNV investigated the potential of deep decarbonization for Dutch refineries.

CarbonNet project

The CarbonNet Project aims to collect and store CO2 emissions from industrial facilities in the Latrobe Valley, Australia. DNV is providing assurance that the storage site is characterized and qualified in accordance with industry best practice.

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Our research

Download DNV technical and market reports related to hydrogen

Rising to the challenge of hydrogen economy

The outlook for emerging hydrogen value chains, from production to consumption

Hydrogen as an energy carrier

Forecasts decarbonization driving significantly greater use of hydrogen for energy by 2050

Hydrogen – Decarbonizing heat

The benefits and challenges of hydrogen in decarbonizing

Hydrogen in the electricity value chain

More variability in the generation and demand of electricity