Phase 1 of the Guarantee of Origin (GO) trials are currently underway to test hydrogen production emissions accounting methodologies.
GO currently has 19 trial participants signed up to help shape the scheme, with the Clean Energy Regulator continuing to work with The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources on co-design.
The proposed GO scheme will measure and display key attributes of how and where a unit of hydrogen is produced including its carbon intensity. This will give hydrogen supply chains the information they need to make informed purchasing decisions.
The agency is undertaking a co-design process with industry and key stakeholders. This involves a rolling consultation process as proposed rules are developed, but decided upon by government. Projects under the trial are or will soon be producing hydrogen for use as fuel in buses, industrial processes offshore, and to inject into a gas pipeline for commercial and residential use.
The Clean Energy Regulator welcomes new participants and will continue to use the trials to test new low emissions products as they emerge.