• Kiwa issues first KiwaGreen certificate to Hundhausen Kunststofftechnik

    5 December 2022

    Kiwa has issued the first KiwaGreen certificate to Hundhausen Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Achim, Germany. The company that specializes in plastic pipes for among others power and water supply and data transfer has set a long-term goal (2030-2050) to become energy or climate-neutral. The certification indicates that Hundhausen is actually applying a responsible and sustainable value chain.

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  • NEW Kiwa 20% Hydrogen Ready Mark

    16 November 2022

    The new (voluntary) Kiwa 20% Hydrogen Mark for natural gas appliances burning up to 20% Hydrogen admixture, using EN15502 as the reference standard.

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  • Publication: Technical considerations when testing hydrogen valves with air

    11 November 2022

    Hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources can make an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. When hydrogen gas is to be transported through the existing gas pipelines, the safety level has to be at least the same as for the transportation of natural gas. This means that important safety questions need to be answered, for example when it comes to the leak tightness of pipes and components that are used with hydrogen gas.

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  • Kiwa sponsor Forze Hydrogen Racing

    8 November 2022

    In the coming year, Kiwa will sponsor Forze Hydrogen Racing, the student team that specializes in racing on hydrogen. Kiwa not only supports Forze financially, but also contributes in the form of advice and validation of hydrogen systems. Forze Hydrogen Racing has been developing hydrogen racing cars since 2007 and wants to promote hydrogen as the fuel of the future in the automotive sector.

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  • FITcert European quality label for fitness clubs enters next level

    1 November 2022

    EuropeActive, the European trade association for fitness clubs, officially started with FITcert level 3 in October. This independent European quality label enables fitness clubs to demonstrate that they meet high standards when it comes to service, hygiene and safety. As of now, clubs will receive the NCS 17229-compliant certificate upon passing FITcert level 3. Kiwa is one of the certifying institutions for FITcert.

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  • ISO 27001 standard for information security revised

    27 October 2022

    Recently, the ISO 27001 standard for information security received an update. The revised standard was published on 25 October 2022. The updated standard has been aligned with ISO 27002:2022 published in February this year and includes some technical corrections. ISO 27001:2022 is subject to a three-year transition period. This means that certified organisations must have switched to ISO 27001:2022 by autumn 2025.

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  • Kiwa opens new hydrogen plant in Cheltenham

    12 October 2022

    Kiwa has recently opened a new hydrogen production plant in Cheltenham. The plant and technology demonstration site is linked to Kiwa’s new test labs by the UK’s first low pressure hydrogen distribution pipeline, operated under the Gas Act 1986. The ability to connect to a continuous flow of odourised hydrogen will be invaluable to manufacturers seeking to understand the performance and longevity of their hydrogen appliances.

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  • Dutch Climate and Energy minister receives interim report HyDelta

    10 October 2022

    HyDelta, the hydrogen research platform in which Kiwa participates with several other hydrogen pioneers, presented an interim report of the program to Minister Jetten for Climate and Energy on Thursday 6 October 2022 during the Wind Meets Gas symposium in Groningen. The report describes the results of 37 studies into the large-scale application of hydrogen in the transport sector and the distribution of hydrogen gas in existing infrastructure.

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