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

This month hydrogen “moved” a lot of communities around the world. At the World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2012, more than 1.000 registered participants, gathering in  the financial district in downtown Toronto, tried to move the Canadian government to step up its support for larger scale use of hydrogen as an energy storage solution and in clean urban transport.  The EHA presented several FCH JU projects at the WHEC (HyFacts and HyLift Demo) and co organised a session at the WHEC on collaboration between “emerging hydrogen economies”. This session  followed a meeting in Capetown in which  South Africa moved the country representatives at the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel cells meeting to a whole new level of  global collaboration engaging local players and expertise. Since the end of May the CHIC fuel cell hydrogen buses move the City of Oslo to the national theater in style. Last but not least a new DOE report on Hydrogen and Fuel cells indicates that someth2ing is moving in president Obama’s administration with regards to previous perceptions about the use of hydrogen. Therefore…. “Let hydrogen move you!” on the first day of summer, June 21 in Brussels during the EU Sustainable Energy Week; the EHA in collaboration with the FCH JU and HyER  organizes a full day of updates and Drive and Rides around the Palais des Academies,  featuring the latest hydrogen developments in Europe and an opportunity to drive  more than 10 different battery and fuel cell vehicles and test their performance! We recommend to register now at the EUSEW website!

US government publishes Annual H2 and FC Merit Review Proceedings
8 June, 2012The proceedings from the Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on ..read on»
McPhy Energy expands operations in Europe
8 June, 2012McPhy Energy S.A, announced the appointment of Roland Kaeppner as CEO for McPhy Energy Germany, effective August 1st.
Roland Kaeppner joins McPhy from his position as Vice President and Head of Siemens Hydrogen Solutions. He has deep roots in the electrochemical and industry infrastructure business and held various leadership functions within the Siemens Industry Sector. He will lead and build the new operations as part of McPhy’s global expansion strategy.
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Council adopt partial general approach on CEF
8 June, 2012At the meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energry Council yesterday (7 June) the Council agreed on a partial general approach on a draft regulation establishing the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
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Spanish Hydrogen Association promote WHEC 2016 in Toronto
7 June, 2012The Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) and the Foundation for the Development of New Hydrogen Technologies in Aragon (FHa) are promoting the World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2016
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Italian hydrogen powered plane presented at Rigenergia
7 June, 2012 A first Italian hydrogen powered plane was presented to Rigenergia on May 25. 
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Renewables – Commission confirms market integration and the need for growth beyond 2020
7 June, 2012The EU Commission released a press statement yesterday declaring its commitment  to achieving a 20% share of renewable energy by 2020. 
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Commission launches European Resource Efficiency Platform
7 June, 2012Earlier this week Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik launched the European Resource Efficiency Platform to provide high-level guidance and advice on policy measures 
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Oslo launches Fuel Cell Bus Project
7 June, 2012Oslo launched the fuel cell bus project Wednesday 30. May 2012. The launch was made by The County Mayor of Akershus County, Nils Aage Jegstad, in coorporation with the Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport in Oslo
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Let Hydrogen Move You!
6 June, 2012EHA in collaboration with HyER and the FCH JU Program Office would like to “let hydrogen move you” during the EU Sustainable Energy Week: on June 21, 2012 a full day of updates on progress in hydrogen transport and energy
 
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