Standardization roadmap for hydrogen technologies supporting the market ramp-up
Hydrogen as an energy carrier, storage medium and element of sector coupling is a fundamental element for the transformation to a defossilized economy. The collaborative project "Standardization roadmap for hydrogen technologies", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK), is actively supporting the hydrogen market ramp-up and helping to establish a corresponding quality infrastructure for hydrogen technologies.
Standards, together with the legal framework, form the basic framework for the hydrogen market ramp-up and the associated quality infrastructure.
Standards define terminology, interfaces, safety, system and quality requirements, as well as testing and certification principles, thus creating a uniform understanding across disciplinary boundaries and enabling the scaling of this technology. Technical rule making also supports legally secure action and forms the basis for resilient economic investments.
As part of the collaborative project launched in January, a strategic roadmap is being developed together with experts from business, politics, science and civil society for the rapid and targeted expansion and adaptation of technical regulations in the field of hydrogen technologies.
Duration: Jan 2023 - Nov 2025. All important dates, meeting dates and milestones of the project can be found here.
About the project
The collaborative project "Standardization roadmap for hydrogen technologies" is a collaborative initiative of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE), the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), the German Association for Standardization and Railway Development (NWB), the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).