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Guarantee of Origin

03 November 2021

Australia is accelerating development and commercialisation of low emission technologies, including hydrogen.

The Technology Investment Roadmap and National Hydrogen Strategy provide the pathway.

Underpinning our clean hydrogen future will be a Guarantee of Origin scheme or certification scheme. The scheme will enable Australian businesses to sell verified low emissions hydrogen from renewable sources and fossil fuels with substantial carbon capture and storage, domestically and to the world.

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A Guarantee of Origin scheme will measure and display key attributes of how and where a unit of hydrogen is produced including its carbon intensity in a digital certificate. When the producer sells the hydrogen, the certificate would transfer with the physical supply to the buyer and be cancelled as the hydrogen is consumed. This allows customers in the future to choose the product best suited to their needs.

How Guarantee of Origin (GO) will work
How Guarantee of Origin (GO) will work

Australia is playing a leading role internationally - developing methods with our trading partners to determine emissions associated with hydrogen production. This will ensure Australia’s hydrogen Guarantee of Origin framework will be robust, globally recognised and supported by our markets.

Trials

To inform the design of the Guarantee of Origin scheme, the Australian Government has asked the Clean Energy Regulator to run trials.

Trials will be run collaboratively with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and be co-designed with industry and key stakeholders.


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