Hydrogen implementation guidelines for the South African government

Realized in South Africa

Paving the way for a cleaner future in South Africa

The demand for Green Hydrogen (GH2) and green hydrogen-based products is steadily increasing due to the urgency to identify adequate solutions for decarbonizing the so-called heavy-to-abate sectors. Many countries are willing to pay a premium price and sign long-term supply agreements to stimulate GH2/PtX market development. South Africa, with its favorable solar and wind energy conditions, sufficient mineral resources, and existing hydrogen value chains and industries, also offers domestic use opportunities for green hydrogen.

The Challenge

The aim is to create comprehensive and practical guidelines that can be easily followed by stakeholders. This is a significant challenge, as the guidelines need to be detailed enough to cover all aspects of the implementation process while also being simple enough to be understood and followed by stakeholders with varying levels of expertise.

The approach

The approach to this project involves a combination of desktop research, interviews, and analysis by experts on the team, and validation through workshops. The team will gather inputs from stakeholders involved in hydrogen projects, such as SASOL, Anglo American, ENERTRAG, Transnet, Mainstream Renewable Power, Freeport of Saldanha, etc.

The team will then use these inputs to develop a step-by-step guideline for the implementation of new RCS in South Africa. The provided services aim to develop guidelines for the implementation of new regulations, codes, and standards related to hydrogen projects in South Africa.

The guideline will be developed based on inputs from stakeholders and validated through workshops.

The project will provide a clear roadmap for the implementation of new regulations, codes, and standards in South Africa, which will help to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean energy source, as well as create the necessary enabling environment for the hydrogen economy, including green hydrogen certification.


Facilitating hydrogen industry growth in South Africa by reducing the barriers to entry for new projects through comprehensive guidelines.


Project Team