CLASSIFICATION society DNV has released new guidelines for validating claims around low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia.

Service specification DNV-SE-0654 outlines DNV’s procedures for verifying the claims companies make about producing and distributing ammonia and low-carbon hydrogen.

DNV said the new service would allow hydrogen producers to document and demonstrate compliance with relevant standards to ensure credibility and transparency of their claims.

Producers would also be able to validate their systems or products based on characteristics such as the requirement to keep greenhouse gas emissions below a certain limit.

Jørg Aarnes, DNV’s global lead for hydrogen and CCS, energy systems, said DNV was thrilled to introduce the service specification.

“Building confidence in the industry will be essential to enabling the accelerated of hydrogen and ammonia in the energy transition,” he said.

“With the increasing demand for clean energy solutions, we need to establish a robust framework that provides the necessary assurance to stakeholders, facilitating the growth of the hydrogen economy.”

And Hans Kristian Danielsen, vice president for business development and sales enablement, energy systems at DNV, said companies could leverage DNV’s knowledge in the field to navigate the landscape of renewable and low carbon hydrogen.

“Thanks to our trusted position, validation statements will serve as a valuable tool for hydrogen producers, enabling them to showcase their commitment to sustainability and meet the stringent requirements set by regulatory bodies.”

Specification DNV-SE-0654 includes advisory, verification and validation services.

DNV said it covers diverse pathways of hydrogen production (including conventional, electrolysis-based and innovative methods) along with associated ammonia production linked to these hydrogen pathways.

DNV expects the new service specification to contribute to its ambition to foster confidence in the market and facilitate the widespread adoption of low carbon and renewable hydrogen and ammonia.