Berlin, March 31, 2023 Together with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the seven project partners German Institute for Standardization (DIN), German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE), German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), Verein für die Normung und Weiterentwicklung des Bahnwesens e. V. (NWB), the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and VDMA successfully kicked off work on the Hydrogen Technologies standardization roadmap today with a launch event.
With the roadmap, the participants want to develop a strategic roadmap for future hydrogen standardization and thus support the expansion of the hydrogen economy and a quality infrastructure. To this end, the project partners, together with experts from all areas of the hydrogen value chain, will provide an overview of the status quo of standardization in the field of hydrogen technologies, identify requirements and challenges for the entire value chain, and from this formulate needs for action for future standards and initiate initial implementation projects.
Lydia Vogt, Head of Strategic Thematic Development Hydrogen Technologies at DIN, and Dennis Klein, Managing Director of the Gas Technology Standards Committee sponsored by DVGW, jointly head the project and presented the project with its five focus areas and opportunities for participation at the event.
Broad range of topics
The Hydrogen Technologies standardization roadmap is being developed in the five working groups Generation, Infrastructure, Application, Quality Infrastructure and Training, Safety, Certification. Along the hydrogen value chain, the Generation working group will focus on the topics of generation plants and hydrogen quality. The Infrastructure working group will focus on transport and distribution networks as well as storage. The broad field of applications will be considered in the sub-topics of power supply and reversible fuel cells, industry, heat and mobility. The two cross-sectional working groups Quality Infrastructure and Training, Safety, Certification will focus on measurement technology, materials and components, and the broad field of safety and training.
The concrete work will take place in a total of 40 subordinate working groups. More information can be found on the project website.
Interested parties can now register free of charge on the DIN.ONE collaboration platform to participate. The first working group meetings to develop the content will be held from the end of April. The project will run until November 2025. A first version of the Hydrogen Technologies standardization roadmap is expected be available in summer 2024.
Michael Teigeler, DKE Managing Director: "In the 'All Electric Society', renewable energies will form the cornerstone of our energy supply. Hydrogen will be another important element in de-fossilizing our energy supply. The challenge is to synchronize electricity consumers and electricity producers. With the standardization roadmap, we can accelerate the market ramp-up of hydrogen technologies, making them both resilient and safe, as well as more cost-effective to use. Standards are key to successful realization."
About the project
The project is a joint 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), Verein für die Normung und Weiterentwicklung des Bahnwesens e. V. (NWB), the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the VDMA. It is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
More information about the project and the project partners involved can also be found on the project website www.normungsroadmap-h2.de