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
Hydrogen Infrastructure for Europe: covering every 300 km?

In the latest feedback on the discussions on the specifications in Art 5 on Hydrogen Refueling Stations, HRS,in the EU Commission’s proposal for an EU Directive on Alternative fuels infrastructure  (COM 2013/18) it seems that Member States are hesitant in confirming targets for hydrogen stations. Many refer to the need to align the roll out of infrastructure with the roll of out of  (fuel cell) vehicles. Industry is questioning if the 300 km distance between stations of a national HRS network is not too high, referring to the need for solid urban HRS networks as well. At the same time the important references to the need to integrate  clean technologies in the in the newly approved Trans European Network for Transport , TEN T,  Guidelines offer opportunities already in the coming years to install several HRS along these important European road corridors. The EHA in collaboration with HyER is again facilitating the presence of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen refueling equipment  at the upcoming TEN T Days in Talinn from October 15 – 18, 2013 to balance the huge presence of CNG this year at the event. Furthermore the finalisation of the Structural Funds budget  for 2014 – 2020 t and the consequences of the Smart Specialisation requirements.
Another EU program that could further cement the framework for urban HRS roll out in the coming years is the Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) Initiative. The EC is currently finalizing a first draft of the SCC  Implementation Plan in which mobility and transport infrastructure are featured in three thematic areas.  The results of the more than 100 projects that since 2009 have been managed by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) point to the great potential of European fuel cell and hydrogen companies and research institutes to become market leaders in the global commercialisation of these applications. At the start of a new EU lobby season the EHA, together with its 21 national association members ,looks forward to actively mobilize the right EU programs, project partners and media to cover every km of Europe and beyond with a sufficient and  clean hydrogen supply !

220 kilometers per hour with water coming from the exhaust
10 September, 2013Delft, 9 September 2013 –Ex-Formula-1-Driver Jan Lammers has officially unveiled the Forze VI at the former Naval Air Base Valkenburg in The Netherlands. This new hydrogen powered racecar has been designed and developed by a team of about 70 students from the Delft University of Technology. Building on the experience gained over the previous 5 years, Forze has managed to break through the important technical barriers.
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German Government Lays Out Mobility and Fuels Strategy
9 September, 2013A new policy paper “The Mobility and Fuels Strategy of the German Government (MFS)” was published in June 2013 by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development. This strategy demands step-by-step changes of energy sources in transport and increases in energy efficiency. Germany can become “the leading market for innovative technologies and sustainable mobility solutions, and the provider of energy-efficient products on the global market,” the paper says. .
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CHIC intermediate conference: Brussels, 8 October 2013
9 September, 2013The Clean Hydrogen in European Cities (CHIC) project is operating 55 hydrogen buses in European cities. Of these, 26 FCH buses are directly funded by European Union Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH JU). The CHIC project is contributing to a better quality of life and has now reached the halfway stage, so it’s high time to hop on a CHIC bus and experience the main outcomes!  Join us on October 8 in Brussels from 14:00 to 17:30.
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Regional Power for Clean Transport – Oslo 30-31 October 2013
9 September, 2013This autumn Akershus County Council and HyER will host the conference “Regional Power for Clean Transport” in Oslo, Norway.
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Busworld academy first seminar in Kortrijk – Belgium 18-23 October 2013
9 September, 2013The international bus and coach fair Busworld Kortrijk will take place in Kortrijk between 18 and 23 October. Busworld Academy is a new initiative of Busworld Foundation, which will take place during the first exhibition day.
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International Conference on H2 and FC Buses in Hamburg 16-17 October 2013
9 September, 2013The International Conference on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Buses which will take place in Hamburg on 16 and 17 October 2013 will facilitate an extensive exchange of experiences and  future roll out. 
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EC Vice president: collaborate at local level to remove soft barriers to clean transport
9 September, 2013EU Commission’s vice president Siim Kallas at a speech the 05/09/2013 at the  City Climate Leadership Awards in London referred to EU’s congestion costs of nearly €100 billion, or 1% of the EU’s GDP.
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President Obama admires Swedish FC Technology during recent visit
9 September, 2013Swedish fuel cells were selected as showcase when Sweden presented its finest green innovations to president Obama, during his official visit on September 4th.  
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New ultra low emission vehicle strategy for the UK
6 September, 2013The UK on the 4 September 2013 has launched a strategy to drive forward the ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) industry. The H2Mobility UK first report last April will be a timely contribution to furhter the infrastructure supporting the roll out fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure.
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