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Hydrogen trade faces certification challenge

Standard definition for green hydrogen crucial to support trading and investment, panellists say

A lack of consistency in the definition of green hydrogen across different countries and regions threatens to hamper the development of global trade and investment in the fuel, according to speakers at this week’s First Element conference. The need for standardised certification of green hydrogen globally is pressing as it will support faster investment in the sector and enable the growth of liquidity in traded markets, helping investors to manage risk, panellists said. “[Certification] is really the biggest challenge we are facing,” says Daniel Wragge, director of political and regulatory affairs at the Germany-based European Energy Exchange. To speed up the process, countries already in



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