Simplified process

The purpose of this LAP is to highlight if a simplified process exists for localised production units as compared to centralised ones taking advantage of the smaller amount of hydrogen considered, and if yes, what is the threshold and what are the permitting requirements and process.


An explicit, formal announcement, either oral or written stating that a certain amount of hydrogen will be produced or stored (e.g.: simple declaration in France for storing <100 KG).

Pan-European Assessment:

Most of the countries (15) reported that there is no simplified process and that the same rules as for centralized units apply.

The lack of simplified process as a barrier to deployment as it imposes significant costs and obligations to small production units, which already suffer from the lack of economies of scale inherent with large industrial production. This further limit the development of localised, (possibly environmentally friendly) production points of hydrogen

severity of barrier:

No data No barrier Low Medium High