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
EHA’s Annual General Assembly on June 28, 2013 Brussels turns national

At this year’s Annual General Assembly on June 28, 2013 in Brussels, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week,  the EHA will highlight the activities of its various national associations in the development of national H2Mobility programs that are currently under way in several  countries in Europe.  Over the last year the EHA, in collaboration with HyER, has supported the development of the first hydrogen project funded by the EU Trans European Network for Transport (TEN T), the HIT project (Hydrogen Infrastructure for Transport), that is supported by four countries along a 1000 km TEN T corridor from Gothenburg to Rotterdam. The project, that was signed of by the Ministries of Transport and Infrastructure of Sweden, Denmark and France and is coordinated by the Netherlands, is seeking to harmonize National Implementation Plans for the build up of hydrogen refueling stations.  These NIP’s seek to identify sustainable market deployment strategies that involve the most important national stakeholders, including SME and are linked to the strategies of neighbouring countries. The role of national associations, in ensuring that all relevant national stakeholders are engaged in this process,  has been proven crucial. The EHA will also address the Green Paper “A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies” [COM(2013) 169] with regards to the role of hydrogen. A public consultation on this dossier is running till July 2, 2013 with a set of specific questions including on the development of differentiated targets per Member State. The EHA Activity Plan for 2014 will include specific support actions to assist national member associations in ensuring that the use of hydrogen will be further supported by future national and EU legislators.

Role EHA national member associations crucial in roll out EU alternative fuel infrastructure
6 June, 2013This May the EU Commission started the first national rounds with alternative fuel stakeholders to support its ambitions in alternative fuel infrastructure development as included in its proposal for Clean Power for Transport. The Italian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, with the support of the EHA, is organising one of the first of these meetings where fuel cell and hydrogen sector representatives will meet with the Commission on June 21 in Milan to discuss hydrogen refuelling station rollout in the coming years.  These meetings  are a good example of the role EHA national member associations could play in bringing together key stakeholders to ensure an economically, environmentally sustainable hydrogen infrastructure build up involving SME and regional and local decision makers.
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HyUnder Open Workshop: Storing renewable energy: is hydrogen a viable solution?”
5 June, 2013In the context of the Sustainable Energy Week, taking place in Brussels on 24-28 June 2013,this workshop will focus on the use of hydrogen as a mean to store energy both in the short term, for grid balancing,
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First hydrogen filling station for forklift trucks in France, for IKEA
5 June, 2013EHA member Air Liquide is going to provide IKEA, the leading specialized retailer, with a hydrogen filling station to supply part of its logistic platform in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon in France.
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Opening of the Innovation zone of the Hynor Lillestrøm station
3 June, 2013Today marked an important step for hydrogen development in Norway, when the Innovation Zone of Hynor Lillestrøm was formally opened. The station has been open for almost a year at Akershus Energy Park and has serviced a number of FCEV´s[1] during that time. The Innovation Zone is a part of the station where innovative new hydrogen technologies will be tested and demonstrated, in conjunction with the operation of the station.
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Join HyER Highlights Annual General Meeting, 24-26 June 2013
29 May, 2013This year, HyER will be marking its 5th anniversary together with its member regions and cities across Europe with a three-day event on 24-26 June 2013 during the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), in Brussels.
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Fuel Cells & Hydrogen for Maritime and Harbour Applications, Venice
29 May, 2013A  full-day workshop on “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen for maritime and harbour applications: current status and future perspectives in the EU” organized by FCH JU will take place on the 14 June 2013 in Venice (Italy).
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EU Council indicates need for “significant” investments in energy infrastructure
24 May, 2013The recent EU Council Conclusions on May 22, 203 referred to “significant investments in new and intelligent energy infrastructure  to secure the uninterrupted supply of energy at affordable prices.” In addition the Council listed 7 priority areeas to facilitate investments, among which phasing out harmful subsidies for fossil fuels:
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H2 USA follows H2Mobility hydrogen infrastructure initiatives in Europe
23 May, 2013Following the national H2Mobility initiatives that have been started across Europe in Germany, UK, France, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Portugal.
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EHA co-organizes Second IPHE Educational Encounter in London
23 May, 2013The EHA is co-organized  the second Educational Encounter in collaboration with  the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy , IPHE,  on May 22, 2013 on the occasion of the IPHE meeting in London.
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