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

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell transport is breaking barriers and records!

The Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, with support of Linde Benelux, built a fuel cell powered formula 1 race car, The FORZE IV. The vehicle broke a fuel cell car record on August 16, 2011 in the Hague, Netherlands. Covering the 1/8th mile in just 10,459 seconds, it beat the previous record by one second! The EHA took the opportunity to interview Jaco Reijerkerk, Head of Business Development Linde Gas Benelux to get his view on the event and the developments in the hydrogen industry.

Fuel Cell Today publishes Report on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in Finland
2 March, 2012Fuel Cell Today has published a series of five reports on the Nordic countries, one which gives a brief overview of the energy context in Finland.  Finland’s particular strength is in the use of wood-based biomass for energy. Over a fifth of its primary energy consumption is met by bioenergy, one of the highest proportions among the OECD member countries, and it has the highest share of biomass in electricity generation in the world.
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Chances and Challenges for Hungary and the EU
1 December, 2011In view of the ongoing parliamentary discussion’s structuring the Hungarian Energy Strategy 2030; the Hungarian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association will host a workshop On 29 September 2011 for the public.
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5th International Seminar on Advances in Hydrogen Energy – Portugal
1 November, 2011The  4th International Seminar on Advances in Hydrogen Energy: Opportunities and Challenges in a Hydrogen Economy, will take place on the 10-11th of November in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. EHA will be there!
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Clean Hydrogen In European Cities Workshop – October 25, 2011
1 October, 2011The first Clean Hydrogen In European Cities Workshop will be held Tuesday October 25, 2011 during the Busworld Europe Trade Fair in Kortijk, Belgium. Registration via: [email protected]
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EHA contributes to Joint letter in view of European Transport Council Meeting
1 September, 2011In view of the European Council meeting of September 5-6, dedicated to transport and specifically non-budgetary ways to support transport infrastructure build up, EHA in a joint effort with the Joint Task force for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, submitted a letter to European Council members.
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Jaco Reijerkerk
1 September, 2011In view of the recent achievements of the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, with support of Linde Benelux, in building the FORZE IV record breaking fuel cell powered formula race car, the EHA found the opportunity to look into Linde’s involvement with such university activities and receive the company’s perspective on developments in the hydrogen industry in Europe. The EHA secretariat sat down with member of the board, Jaco Reijerkerk of Linde AG. Jaco Reijerkerk is currently Head of Business Development Linde Gas Benelux , and part of Clean Energy Business Development Western Europe Linde AG. Although he began his professional career as a trainee and part-time researcher at DaimlerChrysler, he then progressed to Linde AG to later become General Manager Global Programme and Strategy in Innovation Management – Hydrogen Solutions.
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Energy Festival in Firenze, Italy
29 August, 2011The 2011 edition of “L’energia spiegata ‐ Festival dell’Energia” marks a significant shift towards a wider and more international approach of the event. During previous editions, the Energy Festival confirmed its leading role in the energy debate at national level.
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Commission proposes to cut sulphur dioxide emissions from shipping by 90 %
29 August, 2011Better air quality is on the way, thanks to proposals from the European Commission to lower the sulphur content of shipping fuels. The proposals should reduce sulphur dioxide emissions by up to 90 %, and fine particle emissions by up to 80 %.
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Four Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Buses Begin Service in Hamburg
29 August, 2011Hamburg transit agency Hamburger Hochbahn AG has acquired four Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid buses under the German NaBuz demo scheme; with a further three buses to be delivered next year. NaBuz demo is a subsidiary project of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), funded by NOW GmbH’s National Innovation Programme (NIP) and closely linked to the wider Clean Hydrogen In European Cities (CHIC) fuel cell bus project. Hamburg is a phase 0 city in the CHIC project. The Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid features battery hybridisation for energy recovery and storage and a continuous power output of 120 kW delivered by the same fuel cell stacks used in the company’s flagship fuel cell vehicle, the B-Class FCELL, which has also been trialled in Hamburg.  
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