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
Towards a Joint Vision on H2 Infrastructure Roll-Out

Over the past months EHA has contributed to numerous EU policy activities to prepare Europe’s future transport infrastructure. As Daimler is anticipating its first series production with one year to 2014,  an overall vision on future hydrogen production, distribution and  refuelling infrastructure roll-out needs to become part of the EU’s large transport and energy infrastructure investment programs now. The EHA  together with its 19 national member association and in collaboration with the more than 30 regions in HyER (formerly HyRaMP) could play a key role in identifying national and local stakeholders that could facilitate market uptake and indicate specific needs and requirements.

Through Consultations on the Strategic Transport and Technology Plan, Smart Cities Initiative and contributions to the DG MOVE  Future Fuels Expert Group and the working Groups and Hearing  Cars 21 , EHA emphasized the need to start integrating hydrogen requirements in current transport and energy infrastructure planning while underlining the need to include hydrogen in large scale energy storage projects as announced by Commissioner Oettinger and in smart grids facilitating the deployment of low carbon transport applications.

The EHA’s Annual General Assembly will take place this June 21, 2011 from 1030 to 1300 in Oslo. This edition will feature Scandinavian national associations  presenting the latest developments in their countries and Scandinavain industries showcasing their latest hydrogen and fuel cell system solutions. For registration and  inquiries on this event please send an email to the EHA secretariat, [email protected]

Smart Cities Consultation Submitted
5 June, 2011EHA has taken part in submission for the Consultation on Smart Cities and Communities Initiative.
The procedure aims to indicate priority areas and next actions in terms of relevant projects and funding schemes for Smart Cities development.
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Daimler and Linde provide H2 refuelling network throughout Germany
3 June, 2011Car manufacturer Daimler and technology company The Linde Group are pressing ahead with the development of an infrastructure for hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles. Over the coming three years, the two companies plan to construct an additional 20 hydrogen filling stations in Germany, thereby ensuring a supply of hydrogen produced purely from renewable resources for the steadily increasing number of fuel-cell vehicles on the roads. The initiative links in with the existing H2 Mobility and Clean Energy Partnership infrastructure projects, which are being subsidised by the National Innovation Programme for hydrogen and fuel-cell technology (NIP).
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KIA fuel cell electric vehicles launched in Copenhagen – first time in Europe
2 June, 2011May 12, 2011 two of the latest state of the art fuel cell electric vehicles from Hyundai KIA were showcased in Copenhagen for the first time in Europe. The launch took place at an event hosted by the City of Copenhagen, with participation of Capital Mayors of the Nordic Countries.
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Germany decommissions nuclear power plants by 2022
2 June, 2011German environment minister Norbert Rottgen announced on May 30, 2011 that the 17-strong German nuclear power plant fleet will be decommissioned by 2022. "The seven oldest reactors that ..read on»
Mercedes F-Cell World Drive Comes to a Successful Finish
1 June, 2011Daimler announced that its 30,000 km F-Cell World Drive had finished on schedule outside the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. This was the world’s first round-the-world drive with fuel cell vehicles. Collectively, the three cars have covered more than 90,000 km with zero emissions.
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TEN-T Info Day, Brussels – 29 June 2011
1 June, 2011Registrations are now officially open for the 2011 TEN-T Info Day which will be held on Wednesday 29 June 2011 in the Borschette Center in Brussels (Belgium), similarly to the 2009 edition.
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Strategic Transport Technology Plan Stakeholders meeting and consultation
27 May, 2011The EHA participated in the Stakeholders Meeting that was organized by DG MOVE to present the EU efforts in establishing a Strategic Transport Technology Plan (STTP)  on May 24, 2010.  The STTP is scheduled to be published by mid 2011.
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The Climate Parliament Global Conference
3 May, 2011The Climate Parliament held a global conference in the European Parliament to discuss how limited public funds can best directed to generate a surge of private investment in renewable energy on May 26th and 27th.
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10th edition of the course of hydrogen and fuel cells
2 May, 2011Coordinated by the Spanish Hydrogen Association (www.aeh2.org) and the Energy and Environment ARIEMA, SL (www.ariema.com) over 200 students have taken part in the course with the help of professional experts in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The 10th edition began on the 30th of May untill July 8th.
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