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 AGM June 28, 2013: What has Hydrogen in Store for 2014-2020?

Over the last few of months the reference to hydrogen in key EU transport and energy policy dossiers is asking for clear and realistic strategies for the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell applications throughout Europe. A recent meeting organised by the EU Commission on “Hydrogen in the Economy” saw a line-up of detailed presentations on the contribution of different hydrogen applications to EU’s new ambitions for 2030 if not 2050. The meeting also demonstrated different approaches of car OEM, power companies and turbine industry to hydrogen and fuel cell deployment in future vehicles, stationary applications and as grid balancing solutions. After two decades of intensive and successful work on numerous research and demonstration projects  in various parts of Europe to facilitate market roll out, initiatives in several countries are making the first steps to define realistic implementation strategies starting tomorrow. Germany is setting up several hydrogen storage locations linked to wind power, the UKH2mobility published its fuel cell vehicle study and local strategy meetings, that the EHA attended, have recently taken place in Paris, Bucharest and Riga. The outcome of H2Mobility actions in Germany on industry and (matched )government financial commitments are eagerly awaited to further refine roll-out strategies and engagement plans at local level across Europe. The EHA Annual General Meeting on June 28, 2013 in Brussels will offer detailed insight through EHA national member associations on the activities and industry commitment, especially of SME to further support a sustainable roll out in EU Member states. Together with EU officials they will  discuss what hydrogen has in store for the next EU 7 year financial cycles, starting tomorrow….

The Viking Lady – all fuels cells on board!
2 May, 2013The FellowSHIP Project, joint industry R&D project experimenting with fully integrated fuel cells on board vessels and offshore platforms – said today that it is entering ..read on»
Air Liquide invests in innovative hydrogen storage technology
30 April, 2013Air Liquide announces an equity investment in the Australian company HYDREXIA through its subsidiary ALIAD, which is dedicated to investments in technology startups.
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HyER 5th Anniversary
30 April, 2013This year, Hydrogen, fuel cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions,HyER, will be marking its 5th anniversary together with its member regions and cities across Europe with an annual public event on 25-26 June 2013 during the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), in Brussels. With the European Commission’s communication on Clean Power for Transport, as released earlier this year, which will ensure harmonised build-up of infrastructure for alternative fuels (including hydrogen and electricity) across Europe and its reference to the European Electromobility Observatory (EEO)
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Public debate: boosting the market take-up of clean power vehicles
29 April, 2013The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport invites all interested parties to participate in a public debate on Clean Power for Transport, on 4 May 2013,
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MEPs approve firm carbon emissions targets for 2020
26 April, 2013The EU Parliament has approved a draft report setting out rules for achieving the 95g/km CO2 emissions target for 2020 car sales within Europe and added an indicative target range of 68-78g/km from 2025.
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EHA members Hydrogenics and ITM Power part of new North Sea Power to Gas Platform
26 April, 2013As the main stakeholders convened in Brussels at an important EC meeting on the role of hydrogen in energy policy (see EHA in Action)  11 leading companies in Europe have joined forces in the newly established North Sea Power to Gas Platform
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EU Commission includes hydrogen in further policy planning towards 2030
26 April, 2013At a meeting on April 26, 2013 hosted by the  EU Commission “Hydrogen in the economy – the strongest link in the neergy chain?-  EU director general Philip Lowe referred to the role of hydrogen in planning for a medium target in 2030 towards the EU ‘s 2050 emission reduction efforts.
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Roadmap for energy storage technologies includes hydrogen
18 April, 2013On April 17 the European Association for the Storage of Energy and the European Energy Research Area, EERA, presented their Energy Storage Technology Development Roadmap towards 2030.
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