I-TRACK Hydrogen

An I‑TRACK for Hydrogen or Hydrogen Derivatives certificate is referred to as an I-TRACK(HX) and is an exchangeable Energy Attribute Certificate (EAC) that conveys information about the production of a unit of hydrogen such as where the hydrogen was produced, the capacity of the Production Facility, and the hydrogen source.

I‑TRACK(HX) can be used for a variety of (voluntary) requirements including Scope 2 reporting, national energy reporting, and general End-user claims, and allows all electricity users to make a conscious and evidence-based choice for electricity, in any country where service providers have been Accredited by the International Tracking Standard Foundation.

The I-TRACK(HX) Product Code held by  Avance Labs is an I-TRACK Foundation Accredited Product Code that describes the application of the International Attribute Tracking Standard. The I-TRACK(HX) Code sets out the definitions, processes, and procedures that form the requirements for the issuance, transfer, and redemptions of an I‑TRACK(HX).


The goal of the I-TRACK Hydrogen Product Code is to develop a tracking methodology that is a fact-based, ex-post, and technology agnostic, which would form the basis for a certificate instrument for produced hydrogen. This mechanism will support claims for hydrogen usage including that of low or zero-carbon products.


The I-TRACK(HX) Code defines all procedures and processes relevant to the facilitation of the I-REC for electricity Product Certificates.

The I‑TRACK for Hydrogen or Hydrogen Derivatives Governing Council (the I-TRACK(HX) Council) is made up of a group of stakeholders (still currently being formed) whose goal is to support formalizing the governance and oversight of the I-TRACK(HX) Product Code.


For the I-TRACK(HX) Council, all Accredited parties (Code Manager, Registry Operator, Issuer, Labelling Authorities, and Platforms) will have a future role, as will Market Players, their clients, and third-party stakeholders.


To accommodate these groups, the I-TRACK(HX) Council stakeholders will be appointed with voting rights. The I-TRACK(HX) Council will take positions on the geographic availability of tracking instruments, Code changes, market barriers, adherence to national regulations, and coordination with standards, governments, and other stakeholder groups.


More information about the Council can be requested by the I-TRACK Foundation secretariat.

Avance Labs (Avance) is the I-TRACK Accredited Code Manager for Hydrogen and Derivatives; evidencing an environmentally responsible future by tracking and certifying hydrogen and hydrogen derivative fuels and products across the supply chain – from cradle to cradle.


The I-TRACK for Hydrogen and Hydrogen Derivatives [I-TRACK(HX)] Product Code, owned by Avance, has Pre-Accredited by the International Tracking Standard Foundation.


For more information see Avance’s website.

The I-TRACK(HX) Registry will be designed and developed by a team that specializes in energy attribute certificate registries.




Market Facilitators (I-TRACK Accredited Entities) and Market Players are dependent on each other for a thriving EAC market. Market Players need a robust EAC system that adheres to international best practices to enable them to make trustworthy energy claims. These instruments are provided by Market Facilitators, who are in return dependent on the use of these instruments to continue their facilitation of the market.


The International Tracking Standard Foundation requires all Market Facilitators to ensure a level playing field for all Market Players and guarantee – without exception – a fair and competitive market. This means that all Participants and Registrants must pay the same fees for the same services.


I-TRACK(HX) Market Players

Production device owners or entities acting on their behalf must register as a ‘registrant’ with the Issuer that is responsible for the issuance of I-TRACK(HX) in the relevant country. A Registrant is the only party that can register a production device with the local Issuer and requests the issuance of I-TRACK(HX).


The Registrant must always request that I-TRACK(HX) be issued into the account (trade account) of a Participant. The Registrant can also be a Participant, but this could also be a third party. Registration as a Registrant is free. However, there are fees attached to the registration of production devices.


For specific instructions and registration documents for a specific country, please see the documents on this page or visit a specific country page through the world map.


A Participant is a Market Player, trader, or consumer with an account on the Registry of the Code Manager. They may redeem certificates on their own behalf, or on behalf of their clients and can trade certificates from their primary account to the primary account of another market player.


Participants have three main account types:


  • Primary account
  • Sub-account(s)
  • Redemption account(s)


In general, Participants have one primary account and an unlimited number of subaccounts and redemption accounts. Registration as a Participant has associated fees.

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