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

The EHA has been involved in two EU Commission Working Groups in two different Directorates  that are dealing with importnat aspects of hydrogen deployment in transport. The Working Group Hydrogen is finalizing the safety measures in hte implementation guidelines of the EU Regulation on the type-approval for hydrogen powered vehicles cars. This work has been carried out since the Regulation was adopted. The Regulation type-approval process will come online in 2012.  The Group is also looking at the environmental measures. The work is scheduled to be finalized by this November. The EHA has been asked to submit topics for future activities in this Group. The EHA is also involved in the Work on the Future Transport Fuels Group of DG MOVE to identify the role of different fuesl in the fuutre. THe EHA is collaborating with the JTI to ensure that the hydrogen’s is  addressed satisfactually.  Key EU officials responsibel for these two groups  have confirmed that particpation in the EHA -HyER (formerly HyRaMP) third Infrastructure Seminar that is being held on October 20. Registration is open by emails to the EHA secretariat at [email protected]

ENERGY 2011 – 2020: High-Level Stakeholder Conference on the Future of Energy Policy
30 September, 2010EHA was present at the recent Stakeholder’s Conference on the Future of Energy Policy on September 30th in Brussels. The European Commission presented the results of the Energy Strategy 2011-2020 Consultation, and various industry representatives gave their views on how to achieve a low carbon energy system.  Opening the Conference, European Comissioner  for Energy, Gunther Oettinger,  gave insight on  his priorities in the coming energy strategy.  Within his speech, he continued to emphasize that his first priority is to put into place a new energy efficiency action plan pushing toward most efficient energy technologies, Smart Grids, and Improvement in Energy Storage.
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EHA and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) organize 3rd Hydrogen Infrastructure Seminar in Brussels October 20, 2010
30 September, 2010The EHA and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) are organizing a "Large Hydrogen Infrastructure Development"  seminar on October 20,2010 in the Palais des Academies, Rue Ducale, 1 2010 ..read on»
Brokerage event DG Energy SET Plan Call for proposals November 17
30 September, 2010Under the 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (FP7), DG Energy published on 20 July 2010 a call for proposals opening several ..read on»
President of European Parliament’s Climate Change Intergroup drives FCX Clarity
24 September, 2010During the September plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson,  test-driving the Honda FCX Clarity ..read on»
Hydrogenics Announces Fueling Station Award in Belgium
21 September, 2010Mississauga, Ontario, Canada – September 20, 2010 – Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS; TSX: HYG), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products, today announced the award of an electrolyzer and related equipment and services for a fueling station in Belgium.  The facility was procured by WaterstofNet, an organization established by the governments of Flanders and southern Netherlands within the context of the European Interreg Program, which coordinates the implementation of hydrogen throughout the region.  The station will provide hydrogen for forklifts, buses, and other vehicles.  Hydrogenics will install a HySTAT-30 unit, compressor, storage equipment, and accessories, with the station capable of supporting about 60 kilograms of hydrogen fuel daily.
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Work shop Fuel cells for UPS – Uninterrupted Power Systems, Brussels Belgium – 15 September 2010
9 September, 2010Fuel Cell Europe will be hosting a workshop on fuel cells and hydrogen in Brussels at the Euro Keys sprl premises on the 15th of ..read on»
Air Products fuelling vehicles at the Low Carbon Vehicle event at Millbrook
9 September, 2010Air Products is proud to announce that it will fuel a wide variety of hydrogen-powered vehicles, which will be taking part in the Ride and ..read on»
4th Int. conf. on Hydrogen Safety – ICHS 2011, 12 – 14 September 2011
9 September, 2010 The 4th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS) 2011 will be held in San Francisco, California on September 12-14, 2011 under the auspices of the ..read on»
Progress in creation $100 bln UN Green Climate Fund for technology cooperation
4 September, 2010At an informal meeting on September 2-3 among 46 nations in Geneva, Environment ministers and senior officials examined how to raise a promised $100 billion a ..read on»