PERISCOPE - Occasional Analysis Paper Series

PERISCOPE Vol. 7 2021: Hydrogen Certification in Australia, Germany and Japan

'Periscope' is the Occasional Analysis Paper series of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s (Foundation) Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific. Just like the real-world sighting instrument, Periscope is meant as a lens to broaden our insights - taking in views from different angles. This way, it seeks to bring together perspectives from Germany, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region to augment our understanding of contemporary issues and help address the pressing problems of our time. Our Analysis Papers are substantive publications in the form of single-author (and co-authored) contributions or edited volumes with multiple authors. Their thematic focus ranges from in-depth analysis of a single topic to examining an issue or broader phenomenon from different angles.

KAS Australia’s latest edition of its Periscope – Occasional Analysis Paper Series is entitled ‘Hydrogen Certification in Australia, Germany and Japan’. The three suceeding contributions to this Periscope edition highlight the divergence of approaches to certification in the emergent hydrogen economy.


Hydrogen Certification in Australia

Max Hewitt - Division Manager for Hydrogen Australia, Smart Energy Council


Certification of Renewable Hydrogen in Germany and the European Union as an Import Requirement

Katharina Sailer and Toni Reinholz


The Certification of Low-Carbon Ammonia and Hydrogen in Japan

Dr Seiichiro Kimura - Senior Researcher at the Renewable Energy Institute



Dr Emma Aisbett - Associate Director (Research) for the Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific Grand Challenge at ANU


Eva Wagner

Eva Wagner

Senior Programme Coordinator
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