HYDROGEN: DEVELOPING THE VALUE CHAIN FOR SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED ENERGY
Within an energy transition context, compliance with and assurance of sustainable new energy production, storage and distribution is a particular challenge. Bureau Veritas is a key player in the energy transition, present at key stages of the renewable and alternative energy production chain.
As the energy transition moves full steam ahead, industry players worldwide continue to invest in cleaner energy sources, with hydrogen among the front-runners. Demand for this carbon-free energy source for numerous industrial uses has increased threefold since 1975, and is set to grow further as the energy transition accelerates. The European Commission recently announced that by 2050, hydrogen should represent 12-14% of the EU's overall energy mix, powering industries from mobility to energy to heavy industry.
However, for hydrogen to fulfill its potential as a sustainable energy source, work must be done to secure a carbon-free value chain for hydrogen generation, storage, distribution and use. Players throughout that chain, including producers, distributors and technology providers, are working to design, build and operate the technology, facilities and infrastructure to make blue and green hydrogen successful energy sources.
Bureau Veritas as a supporting member of the Hydrogen Council provides services and solutions dedicated to sustainability, notably in resources and production, through the BV Green Line.