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
New UK government presents Annual Energy Statement
5 July, 2010In the first ever Annual Energy Statement to Parliament, the new UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne on June 27 set out ..read on»
EHA submits position paper to EU Energy 2011-2020 consultation
4 July, 2010The EHA submitted its contribution to the EU's consultation on the Energy Strategy for 2011 - 2020 pointing to the urgent need for policy support ..read on»
UK Fuel Cells and Hydrogen merry into new UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association (UK HFCA)
2 July, 2010The new UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association (UK HFCA) was launched this week as the result of the merger of Fuel Cells UK and the UK Hydrogen Association. The new industry body will provide a common voice for the sector, advocating a positive social, political and economic environment for the development of hydrogen energy and fuel cells in the UK.  With a membership comprising the leading fuel cell and hydrogen companies in the UK as well as a range of stakeholders, from energy utilities to component developers, fuel suppliers and others involved both directly and indirectly in the industry, the newly formed UK HFCA has greater influence over key public and private stakeholders to support hydrogen energy and fuel cell research.  The UK HFCA aims to provide an authoritative point of contact and a clear, informed and current view on research, development and demonstration priorities for Government, other funding agencies and key influencers.
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EHA’s President points to green hydrogen production at hydrogen event in EU Parliament
1 July, 2010Ian Williamson, President of the European Hydrogen Association gave a presentation on  ”Hydrogen production and energy storage: hopes and reality” at the European Parliament on Tuesday 29th June.  He indicated that hydrogen molecules have to be produced as sustainably as possible. “As we are in a competitive market place, hydrogen is currently produced from natural gas if it is sold to industry. Carbon costs will allow transition to moresustainable production methods. Technologies are multiple: wind, biogas etc. It is essential to use different ways and not to choose a single route”. Mr Williamson stated that commercial scale green hydrogen is available in some technologies. The challenge consists of scaling up this technology. He added that centralised plants are likely to be most cost effective. He reaffirmed the industry’s will to work on green hydrogen production, in collaboration with all the players. This will be a gradual process.
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