Brazil: CCEE launches first renewable hydrogen certification

A preliminary version of a certificate that will certify the origin of production of the insum from low-carbon sources has been introduced by the Electric Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE) as the first Hydrogen Certification of the Brazilian market. The goal is to satisfy the need for pilot projects for the product’s manufacture in Brazil.

Rui Altieri, the head of the CCEE Board of Directors, and economist Dolf Gelen, the head of the World Bank’s Hydrogen for Development program, hailed this first step in the creation of a worldwide market in which Brazil should be the main player, on Wednesday (07).

“Our duty will be to ensure that hydrogen has sustainability characteristics, to ensure that education has an environmental advantage, and to boost investor trust in the Brazilian sector. We are able to lead in this field, and certification is timely for advancing commerce “explains Altieri.

Approximately 600 million tons of hydrogen are produced worldwide each year, yet only 1% of this quantity is deemed to have minimal carbon emissions, according to the World Bank. At least two-thirds of this sum will likely be renewable in the future. Projects located in CearĂ¡, Brazil, should play a significant role in this market.

Over 200 members of the manufacturing chain participated in numerous meetings and workshops that led to the creation of the CCEE certification. The version that was just launched today takes into account both market demands in Europe, where the continent is one of the prospective markets, as well as national specifics like the importance of hydroelectric plants.

At this time, the Chamber of Marketing will certify the product without charging a fee, and the document will have two classifications: one for products made entirely of renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, or hydroelectricity, and another for those that are only partially renewable and require the use of other energy sources, such as thermoelectric companies.

Businesses that want their hydrogen certified must fill out a form that is available on the CCEE website. The organization estimates that it will take an average of 10 days to complete the process from analysis of the producer’s information to document issues.

Since the hydrogen certificate was the initial iteration, the Chamber of Marketing took into account the ideas of the Minimum Viable Product (MVP), allowing for the discovery of changes in the standards, issuing procedures, and contact with interested enterprises. The certification process will continue to advance throughout the coming year as development is carried out to meet market demands related to national and international standards.