DNV releases service specification for verification of Power-to-X facilities

The comprehensive documentation of the verification process will provide stakeholders with the necessary confidence to invest in PtX projects

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has unveiled its latest service specification, DNV-SE-0656, aimed at verifying Power-to-X (PtX) facilities. This latest specification has been expanded to include PtX as well as process facilities, providing a comprehensive framework for independent risk-based verification or certification. PtX refers to the conversion of electricity to fuels such as hydrogen, methane, ammonia, kerosene and methanol. The process typically uses renewable electricity and biogenic CO2 to ensure low Green House Gases (GHG) emissions from production and use of the fuels. 

Jørg Aarnes, Global Lead for Hydrogen and CCS, Energy Systems at DNV
Hans Kristian Danielsen, Senior Vice President for Business Development and Sales Enablement, Energy Systems at DNV

The primary objective of this specification is to minimize risks for all stakeholders involved in the design, operation, and development of PtX facilities. By defining assurance activities, DNV aims to ensure the safe and efficient utilization of decarbonized energy solutions, ultimately contributing to the global transition towards a sustainable future.   

One of the key benefits of implementing this specification is the enhancement of value chains. Through independent due diligence on systems, stakeholders can gain valuable insights into the safe design and operation of PtX facilities.   

"We are thrilled to introduce this service specification, which represents a significant milestone in our commitment to decarbonization and sustainable energy solutions," said Jørg Aarnes, Global Lead for Hydrogen and CCS, Energy Systems at DNV. "By providing a structured framework and methodology, we aim to support the development of PtX facilities and facilitate the increased use of decarbonized energy solutions across various industries."   

“DNV's expertise in risk management and quality assurance, combined with our extensive experience in the gas & hydrogen value chain, positions us as a trusted partner for stakeholders seeking independent verification of PtX facilities”, said Hans Kristian Danielsen, Senior Vice President for Business Development and Sales Enablement, Energy Systems at DNV. “With this new service specification, DNV continues to drive innovation and contribute to the global energy transition”. 

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DNV-SE-0656 Verification of Power-to-X facilities

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