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 Summer Brief 2: Coolest FCH spots in Europe

Our coolest H2 spot last week was undoubtfully the quiet and empty CHIC hydrogen bus on line 84 in the centre of 35 degree Milan. Zipping through an almost empty city from the centre San Donato bus station near the Milanese ATM bus depot, the three FCH buses are serving line 84 since 2013. Bus drivers were praising the bus quality in general; the comfortable driver seating area, the soundless operations. Marco Pirani, ATM bus depot manager, showed the Linde electrolyser powering the hydrogen refuelling operations, using 50% of the capacity of the solar pannelled roof of the depot. In full operation the facility is able to support 7 buses. A bulletin board outside the bus depot, clocked 800 tons of CO2 saved so far. Other cool H2 spots are supposed to be under water according to a recent Duke University study: vast quantities of H2 are stored in the world’s oceans. This would most likely require significant exploration efforts that would further mark humans footprint on this planet. As on August 29, 2016 the Working Group on Anthropocene of of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) suggested to introduce the name “Anthropocene” in the Geological Time Scale to denote the present time interval, in which conditions and processes are profoundly altered by human activities, introducing H2 and FC is aiming at a smaller human footprint. We therefor invite you to start sharing your pictures of FCH hotspots with us on Instagram (H2spotting) to show where reducing emissions is already happening!

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