The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and CertifHy™ have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form an Impact Alliance to accelerate the development of a sustainable hydrogen economy.
As part of the MoU, CertifHy™ will be responsible for supporting the sustainability ambition as enshrined in RSB’s Principles & Criteria, eventually offering two different sets of criteria under their CertifHy™ EU RFNBO certification. CertifHy EU RFNBO will ensure compliance with RED2 criteria, and CertifHy RFNBO+RSB will ensure additional compliance with RSB’s Principles & Criteria. CertifHy will provide input to the development of RSB’s endorsement framework that sets the requirements for sustainability schemes joining the RSB Impact Alliance. Furthermore, CertifHy™ will support RSB in developing the Impact Alliance, and test the endorsement framework in case studies or pilot audits.
RSB’s role will be further to develop its sustainability framework relevant to hydrogen production, collaborating with CertifHy™ to develop indicators that will enable the measurement of sustainability performance and improvements. RSB will consult with CertifHy™ to develop an endorsement framework that allows CertifHy™ and Impact Alliance members to certify against RSB standards and allows certified operators to make RSB claims.
Finally, RSB and CertifHy will explore collaboration pathways to accelerate the development of a sustainable hydrogen economy beyond the EU RED2 certification, namely around the development of the ‘book and claim’ certification system for the global SAF market and the facilitation of high-end support mechanisms. In particular, the RSB and CertifHy™ systems will offer a solid combination to prove compliance with H2Global criteria.
If you want to know more about this MoU, download the official Press Release at the bottom below.