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
New era for hydrogen sector in EU alternative fuel ambition?

The European Hydrogen Association, EHA, welcomes the EU Commission Communication on Clean Power for Transport and its confirmation on the role that hydrogen will play in moving Europe’s transport away from using fossil fuels. As several Member States have made a constructive start in planning their national hydrogen production, distribution and refuelling station network the need to start the harmonisation of these national efforts, to ensure a sustainable roll out in all EU Member States in the future, is crucial. Through its network of over 20 national member associations, the EHA is representing more than 300 large as well as small and medium-sized companies active in hydrogen and fuel cell system development, many of them market leaders. National associations have up-close insight in which key political and industrial stakeholders to engage in supporting national infrastructure efforts.Many EHA members are actively involved in projects supported by the EU Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen that prepare the market roll out of applications in the coming decade. Although private investment in alternative fuel infrastructure development will be stimulated by the Clean Power for Transport Communication, government support at all levels is needed to ensure economic and environmental sustainable and harmonised market development especially for new innovative fuels like hydrogen. The EHA is committed to work closely with its national member associations to ensure the involvement of all political and industrial stakeholders including SME’s, most of which are technology frontrunners in this sector.

Lifting fuel cell powered material handling to new H2eights in Europe
7 July, 2014On June 23 the HyLIFT-DEMO project, the first European demonstration of fuel cell powered forklift trucks (FC FLT) funded by the FCH JU , presented its ..read on»
EHA National Member Associations at Hannover Messe 2013
5 March, 2013EHA is organising its annual presence, together with our German, Spanish, Latvian and Italian organisations at the H2 and FC Group Exhibit
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EC launch Clean Power for Transport Initiative
29 January, 2013On January 24, 2013 EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas announced the  Clean Power for Transport for Europe package to put harmonised infrastructure for all alternative fuels including hydrogen and battery recharging on European roads.  Policy initiatives so far have mostly addressed the actual fuels and vehicles, without considering fuels distribution. Efforts to provide incentives have been un-co-ordinated and insufficient The EHA among others bared the wintery conditions to witness Siim Kallas, EC Vice  and Commissioner for Transport to give the official press release, wherein he stated “Developing innovative and alternative fuels is an obvious way to make Europe’s economy more resource efficient, to reduce our over dependence on oil and develop a transport industry which is ready to respond to the demands of the 21st century. Between them, China and the US plan to have more than 6 million electric   vehicles on the road by 2020. This is major opportunity for Europe to establish a strong position in a fast growing global market.”   To read the full communication follow this link or to read Siim Kallas’s  speech full.  
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Results of the public consultation on the Fuel cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking under Horizon 2020
29 January, 2013The report on the public consultation on the preparation of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) under Horizon 2020 launched by the European Commission last summer, has been approved and published.
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Toyota and BMW to Develop Fuel Cell Vehicle Platform by 2020
28 January, 2013Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Germany’s BMW Group will jointly develop a fuel cell vehicle platform by 2020 ..read on»
Daimler, Ford & Nissan – Renault Join Forces to Develop Common Fuel Cell System for 2017
28 January, 2013Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed an agreement for the joint development of common fuel cell system to speed up availability of zero-emission technology and significantly reduce investment costs.
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Irish Minister for Transport outlines priorities for Irish Presidency
28 January, 2013The priorities of Ireland’s Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers were presented to the various committees in the European Parliament by Irish ministers last week. 
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EHA president New Year’s Greeting and latest developments
21 January, 2013Dear all, I hope that 2013 has started well in your pursuit of your hydrogen dreams. We know that 2013 is likely to be a pivotal year for the EHA and hydrogen in general.
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Proton OnSite launch Scholarship and Innovation Programme
8 January, 2013Science and technology students, innovators and entrepreneurs have until 15th February to apply for a scholarship or business grant from the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program.
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