- TUV Rheinland has awarded its 1st ever Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia Certificate
- The recipient of the certification is Green Hydrogen & Chemicals SPC, a JV between ACME and Scatec for Oman green ammonia project
- TUV said the project met all the criteria it was assessed at right from defined production methods, transport methods and the applications of hydrogen
Global safety and quality certification company TUV Rheinland has issued what it terms as the 1st ever Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia Certificate to a joint venture (JV) between ACME and Scatec for their solar PV powered hydrogen and ammonia plant in Oman.
CeIndia’s ACME Group and Norway’s Scatec are collaborating for the Oman project to generate 1.2 million tons of green ammonia through their 50:50 JV Green Hydrogen & Chemicals SPC (see ACME Ropes In Scatec For Oman Ammonia Project).
TUV Rheinland says its certification for carbon-neutral hydrogen provides an evidence of supplying hydrogen to the recipient in a climate-neutral manner, irrespective of the life-cycle stage of hydrogen production, distribution and usage.
The greenfield project was assessed on defined production methods, transport methods and the applications of hydrogen which it fulfilled.
The TUV Rheinland Standard H2.21 Carbon-Neutral Hydrogen certification for Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia, it explains, enables stakeholders to ensure these 2 products produced from regenerative sources have significantly lower levels of GHG emissions than conventional hydrogen or fossil fuels.
“In our TUV Rheinland Standard H2.21, we have specified requirements that allow a certification of the Product Carbon Footprint as less than or equal to zero,” said TUV Rheinland India’s Vice President Industrial Services, V Ravi Kumar. “In addition, based on the ‘Carbon-Neutral Hydrogen’ certification, by fulfilling other specific criteria, optional additional criteria can be certified such as Green Hydrogen, Blue Hydrogen, Turquoise Hydrogen, RED II compliant Hydrogen.”
ACME CEO Rajat Seksaria believes the certificate will enhance the project’s capability to cater to international markets to ship green ammonia across Europe, America and Asia. He added that work on the project has started and is on track to be commissioned.