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
Paris goes H2, where do you go? EHA Monthly update 11/2015

Recent announcements, from the kick off of the first commercial joint venture to develop Germany’s 400 HRS network by 2023, to the winning provider of the first public hydrogen station provider in Paris (EHA member McPhy), hydrogen infrastructure development in Europe is reaching important milestones that will change the H2 game in Europe. As conventional solutions will prove increasingly difficult to lobby in Brussel, a realistic but ambitious joint message, together with car manufacturers, on potential short term EU market introductions, spread around Europe, is urgently needed. A clear and joint voice will increase investment interest in embarking on a feasible road to reduce emissions visibly by offering proven H2 technology. The EU’s “Boosting Investments in Europe”  event on October 22, 2015 in Brussels, demonstrated that future project budget levels in hydrogen infrastructure need to increase dramatically to take full advantage of the EIB’s new innovative funding possibilities. Developing economically and environmentally sustainable links between clean energy and clean transport could provide interesting opportunities to arrive at these bigger budgets.  In this respect the HRS business casse tool that is being developed by the HIT2 Corridors project on the EHA national member associations, among which the French AFHYPAC platform as an excellent example, have already identified many important energy and transport stakeholders to raise the H2 voice in a joint manner: the location of the first Paris station this December will soon become another fashionable, no smell, no noise, tourist attraction …..see Toyota video on the EHA homepage for inspiration!

Natural hydrogen interest is gaining grounds
10 November, 2015This month Russian Academy of Sciences held a meeting dedicated to the natural hydrogen ..read on»
Open for business: HRS simulation presented by EU TEN T HIT 2 Corridors project
10 November, 2015On November 4, 2015 the second EU TEN T hydrogen station deployment project, HIT-2-Corridors, project organized its third stop of its road tour  in ..read on»
Ian Williamson leads World Energy Solutions hydrogen conversation
10 November, 2015Ian Williamson, President of the European Hydrogen Association and Hydrexia’s Director of European Sales and Development, chaired a session focused on hydrogen infrastructure on the ..read on»
Invitation to HIT-2-Corridors event 23rd November, Warsaw, Poland
7 November, 2015The event will take place as part of the conference dedicated to the HIT-2 Corridors project, which aims to create and integrate a European infrastructure ..read on»
Annual Meeting of the FC and Hydrogen Network North Rhine-Westphalia, 19th November Dusseldorf
7 November, 2015The 15th annual meeting takes place at the Hilton Hotel in Dusseldorf on the 19th of November, conference language is German. Until now 150 participants have registered
8th FCH Stakeholder Forum, 19th November 2015, Brussels
7 November, 2015The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking is organising its 8th Stakeholder Forum. More than 350 participants from the European Industry and Research ..read on»
Getting cities smarter and more sustainable… faster
6 November, 2015 On November 6, 2015 the EU presented its H2020-SCC-2016 smart and sustainable cities call. The call will be opened 10 November 2015, the ..read on»
Hydrogen race car at the circuit of Zandvoort, 16th of November 2015
6 November, 2015On the 16th of November 2015, students from Delft University of Technology will attempt to beat the electric lap record on the circuit of Zandvoort ..read on»
High fives for the HyTEC: project final results presented
6 November, 2015The Hydrogen Transport in European Cities HyTEC project consortium presented its final results in London city hall, featuring driver testimonials and up close insight in ..read on»