100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply
Introduction

In view of the recently announced financing programmes of the European Energy Programme for Recovery (see under EU Policy), that covers support for new Interconnections, Wind ans CCS, the EU Green Car Initiative, Clean Bus Financing Facility and  Renewable Energy Financing Facility, all including billions of Euros of cofinancing or facilitated loans, the EHA at its Annual General Meeting on June 17, 2009 in Brussels will be focussing on potential links of these porgrammes with hydrogen developments in the presence of the representatives of the European Investment Bank and the JTI Governing Board .  In order to continue sustainable progress in the commercialisation of market ready hydrogen and fuel cell products, leveraging  of EU, national and local support will be crucial.  Recent support for electric vehicles and battery development will only accelerate this process, but only if long term finacial support for hydrogen and fuel cells is guaranteed. The EHA’s Annual General Assembly and EHA’s National Association Meeting on June 17 will also discuss the role of the EHA and national associations to coordinate structured developments and to ensure complementary funding at national and local level. Please register for both events by writing an email to  [email protected]

Online: new website Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
31 May, 2009The EU Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (JU FCH) has put its new website online with information on calls, projects and events
EEPR Call published: € 3,93 bln for CCS, Wind and Interconnections
29 May, 2009The European Energy Programme for Recovery, EEPR,  regulation establishes a financing instrument for the development of projects in the field of energy in the EU ..read on»
EHA attended conference “Sustainable Development, a challenge for European Research”
27 May, 2009On May 26-28, 2009 the European Commission organised a tree day conference on "Sustainable Development, a challenge for European Research" ..read on»
Marie Curie Hydrogen Research Network meets in Warsaw
23 May, 2009The third meeting Marie Curie Research Training Network "Hydrogen" will take place from October 21-25, 2009 in Warsaw ..read on»
EHA to meet with Brussels Environment Agency to discuss H2 strategy
20 May, 2009In order to ensure greater visibility of hydrogen applications to Brussels key decsion makers, the EHA has facilitated several meetings between EHA members and EU ..read on»
MIT predicts global temperatures will rise twice as much.
20 May, 2009Earth's median surface temperature could rise 5.2 degrees C) by 2100, the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found, compared to a 2003 study ..read on»
1st Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Brokerage Event, Cologne on Tuesday 19th of May 2009
19 May, 2009This event will provide you with a great opportunity to meet and discuss the upcoming 2nd call and form partnerships with colleagues from Industry and ..read on»
Morphic Energy Fuel Cell signed a contract with Narbonne Associates for the dissemination of its Polaris 140 Fuel Cell
18 May, 2009On May 15, 2009, a Swedish engineering group, Morphic Exergy Fuel Cells who operates in the areas of fuels cells and wind power, signed a ..read on»
Baden-Wuerttemberg award for innovative fuel cel technology 2009
15 May, 2009In recognition of exceptional developments in one of the new century's most fascinating technologies, and to stimulate further innovation, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment and ..read on»