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

As the EHA is entering its second decade of promoting hydrogen as a clean and flexible fuel, marked with a re-vamped website, EU policy makers increasingly consider the requirements of the use of hydrogen in their new policy.
The report of the Commission’s Future Transport Fuels  Expert Group (see under EU Policy), that was presented on Janaury 25 by EU Transport Commissioner Kallas, to which the EHA contributed, included a large section on the role of hydrogen in decarbonizing Europe’s transport.  The EHA, together with the FCH JU, NEW IG and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) sent a joint letter to the EU Energy Council of February 4 to draw EU ministers’ attention to the role of hydrogen in  making grids smarter and help solve the considerable energy storage needs  Europe’s electricity system will be  facing in the next decades. This will also be the topic of an EU Parliament seminar on March 16, 2011, sponsored by the ALDE Group to which the EHA is invited to contribute.

Norwegian Hydrogen Forum General Assembly and 5 Think Vehicles in Norway
18 March, 2011The 2011 Norwegian Hydrogen Forum will be held March 29th in conjunction with the launch of  5 Think Hydrogen passenger cars in circulation in Norway. The vehicles are part of the HyNOR project which includes the building of a new hydrogen refuelling station in Lillestrom, Norway. The new station has begun building and is planned to be concluded in November of this year. The Vehicles have 10kW FC (range extender) and a total range of 250 km. The 5 Thinks will be spread among various users including a local energy company, The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), and one will be kept by the Norwegian Forum for car pooling. .. .. ..
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European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference Call for Abstracts
3 March, 2011On December 14-16 2011,  the 4th European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition will take place in Rome Italy. This year’s conference edition will hold a series of scientific sessions and leading researchers and scientists  are invited to come from all over the world. The submission of abstracts of is now open. Authors are invited to submit abstracts until 1st April 2011.
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Conference: Sustainable Energy Storage 2011
21 February, 2011The IC-SES is an International Conference on Sustainable Energy Storage which will take place from 21 - 24 February 2011 in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, ..read on»
Hyundai new FCEV – 403 mile range
18 February, 2011- Hyundai has revealed its next generation fuel cell vehicle, the Tucson ix, which has a total range between refuelling of 403 miles, compared to 230 ..read on»
EU Tranport ministers discuss use of Cohesion Funds for TEN T
11 February, 2011On 8 February 2011, the transport ministers of the 27 Member States, European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas and Chairman of the TRAN Committee of European ..read on»
Daimler predicts fuel cell car and diesel hybrid Euro 6 match costs by 2015
9 February, 2011"A few years ago, the price was at about 1,500 euros per kilowatt hour for a lithium ion battery ..read on»
Bulgarian Hydrogen Week
5 February, 2011The national association Bulgarian Hydrogen Society (BG H2 Society: www.bgh2society.org) has been found to join the scientific potential of our country and to coordinate the realization of the Hydrogen Technologies in the Republic of Bulgaria.
BG H2 Society, under the auspicious of the European Hydrogen Association and the Prime Minister of Republic of Bulgaria, organizes within the International Year of Chemistry 2011:  “Week of Hydrogen in Bulgaria”, Feb 05-10, 2011
With the participation of Paul Lucchese, President of the New European Research Grouping on fuel cells and Hydrogen (N.ERGHY), Paris, France.
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European Hydrogen Association Contact Information
4 February, 2011Executive director Marieke Reijalt
Phone:  + 32 2 763 25 61
Fax: + 32 2 772 50 44
E-mail: [email protected]
Postal Address: European Hydrogen Association 3/4/5 Avenue des Arts 1210 Bruxelles Belgium
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SHEL project Kickoff
4 February, 2011The Sustainable Hydrogen Evaluation in Logistics (SHEL) project was kicked off on January 26 &27 in San Sebastian Spain at the CIDITEC Technological Park.
The main aim of this project is to demonstrate the market readiness of fuel cell applied materials handling vehicles and associated hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. It will demonstrate 10 FC Fork Lift Trucks and associated hydrogen refueling infrastructure across 3 sites in Turkey, UK, and Spain.
EHA is the dissemination partner for this project. . . .
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The AFH2 at Renewable Energy Fair in Lyon
2 February, 2011The Association Française de l’Hydrogène will attend the Renewable Energy Fair being held in Lyon Eurexpo of 15 to 18 February 2011.
AFH2 will have a stand and it will participate in the workshops “Hydrogen / Fuel Cell” that will take place Thursday, Feb. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the European Energy Research. The program of these workshops is available by clicking here .
more information about the Renewable Energy Fair is available here
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