Guarantee of Origin

This LAP is concerned with identifying whether a Guarantee of Origin scheme is in place and would provide recognition of the renewable content of hydrogen within (methanated) SNG for injection into the gas grid at TSO or DSO level
Is it a barrier?
Type of Barrier
Operational barriers
Assessment Severity


Question 1 Are there guarantees of origin applicable in your country? If yes, which organisation is responsible for issuing guarantees of origin for hydrogen depending on energy source? What are the rules for the use of these guarantees of origin? Please describe.
There are guaranties of origin applicable in France for electricity and bio–methane. For hydrogen there are no guaranties of origin. A working–group leaded by AFHYPAC and the ADEME has proposed some specific mecanisms for guaranties of origin for hydrogen produced from renewables. But this mechanism has not been transposed into a first demonstration and test phase with H2 producers (process is in stand–by.
Describe the comparable technology and its relevance with regard to hydrogen
Guaranties of origin for electricity and bio–méthane

National legislation: