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
Super Tuesday in Geneva: Pininfarina launches a FC “Tesla”!

In the corridors of recent motorshows whispers on who would build the FC TESLA have  become increasing vocal. So they did it again…. out of the stalls of one of Italy’s famous car engineering firms, the one that put Paris Autolib on the BEV map, Italian Pininfarina on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016, launched the H2 Speed. In partnership with GreenGT, a Franco-Swiss specialist in electric powertrain outfit.  Pininfarina describes the carbonfibre “H2 Speed”as being ‘halfway between a racing prototype and a production supercar.’ A  fuel cell dubbed ‘Full Hydrogen Power’ consisting of of two electric motors (total of 500bhp), a lightweight two-stack fuel cell and a braking energy recuperation system.  And yes, also refuelling is fast: under 3 minutes. Will this be the car that will fire the shots to increased FCEV presence and awe and ahh’s on Europe’s streets?  The 40% increase in the number of public hydrogen refuelling station last year demonstrates growing commitment of industry to provide the basics for eager customers that already nerve Toyota’s FCEV production capacitiy. New proposals to develop BENELUX and Scandinavian H2 corridors are on the TEN T table, after the approval of three H2 corridors proposals with a total budget of over 60 mln last year.  But the “boys” will need to provide the “toys.”…..and they will if governments, as in California, nudge them with zero emission vehicle quota. The EHA team will be eying its Italian national association member for a H2 Speed drive and ride to nudge Brussels!

 

 

Scots focus on Energy Storage in a Changing Climate
3 March, 2016The annual Energy Storage and Energy Conversions event is being run in conjunction between the Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association the Energy Technology Partnership ..read on»
Hydrogen, fuel cells and stationnary batteries at Hannover Fair
3 March, 2016From 25 to 29 April, the Hannover Fair will host the 22nd edition of the Europe’s largest exhibition for hydrogen, fuel cells and stationary batteries. Focal ..read on»
Renewable H2 station “Don Quichote” opens March 9, 2016
2 March, 2016The project Don Quichote (Demonstration of a new qualitative innovative concept of hydrogen out of wind turbine electricity) is set up to demonstrate the ..read on»
EU Integrated SET Plan: FCH action required
2 March, 2016​After the Communication on the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan, (COM2015 /6317)  of September 15, 2015 in which an integrated approach and not a technology ..read on»
HyRESPONSE training: first spark this March!
2 March, 2016The first European hydrogen safety and emergency response training for first responders and firefighters is taking place between the 14th-18th of March 2016 in face-to-face ..read on»
Worldwide increase of 40% of public hydrogen refeulling stations in 2015
1 March, 20162015 saw an increase of almost 40% growth in the number of public hydrogen refeulling stations (HRS) in operation worldwide ..read on»
New FC powered applications in innovative transport areas
29 February, 2016Austrian transport specialist HET Engineering in cooperation with  DLR German Aerospace Center, recently launched  a quiet, zero-emission vehicle for sensitive traffic areas; theCitylog EMF vehicles will be ..read on»
EC Sustainable Energy Security Package published: FC and H2 can play their part!
16 February, 2016On February 16, 2016, the European Commission presented The Sustainable Energy Security Package on the Energy Union frame. The package sets out a wide range of ..read on»
HyPROFESSIONALS results on EHA website
16 February, 2016HyPROFESSIONALS project, funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking,  is focused on the development of educational programmes and training initiatives for technical professionals to secure the required mid- and long-term availability of human resources capable to properly operate the technologies safely.
The project kickoff took place Tuesday February 15th.  The projects 9 partner organisations coming from 8 different European countries came together in a collaborative effort to define the ambitions of the project and give the overall impetus to the project’s activities. EHA is the dissemination partner for HyPROFESSIONALS.
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