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
Synergize! Blend! Jumpstarting EU’s Energy-Transport Infrastructure in 12 EU Member States?!

As 12 of the 17 national policy framework plans required under including the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (COM2014/94) include hydrogen, meaning that by 2025 national H2 refuelling networks need to be in place, recent topics in the Connecting Europe Facility funding programs call for synergies between clean energy and transport infrastructure and blending financing and funding to fill gaps to market of clean alternatives. The EU Communication on Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation part of the EU Clean Energy for All Europeans package of November 2016,  identified “Developing affordable and integrated energy storage solutions” as one of four priority R&I areas and €2 billion from the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020 to support research and innovation projects in the four priority areas, a 35% budget increase  2014-2015 levels in these areas.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the increasing electrification of many sectors means that the globally installed electric capacity would have to more than double by 2040. Electricity demand is expected to rise by more than a third by 2050 compared to 2000 levels. In the EU, the share of RES in electricity generation is expected to reach 24% in 2030 and 56% by 2050. In 2015, installed large-scale energy storage capacity world-wide was estimated at 150 GW with approximately 96% of this capacity consisting of pumped hydro storage (PHS). See this table of DOE 2016 DOE of different storage tech installations.  By 2020 the cost of storage balance of system consisting of inverters, permitting, engineering, procurement, construction, and other costs―are expected to fall by 41 percent.

Based on these encouraging trends, the global market for utility-scale storage (with economies of scale) is expected to grow from $675 million annually in 2015 to $15.6 billion in 2024 according to the “State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2015 Year in Review”. All of this is only a magical 7 years away…….EHA will be there to support and develop local and national initiatives that involve ambitiois local stakeholders and communities. Visit us at the this year’s Hannover Fair H2 and FC Group Exhibit between April 24-28, 2017 in Hall 27, C66 stand C74.

Hydrogen train arriving on time at test runs in Germany!
24 March, 2017 The Alstom zero-emissions train that runs on just steam arrived on time during test runs in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony; passenger test runs are due to start ..read on»
Austrian Dutch collaboration on hydrogen storage potential
23 March, 2017The Dutch Energy Agency ECN, voestalpine, Siemens, VERBUND, Austrian Power Grid (APG) and K1-MET have received Horizon2020 funding through the FCH JU program to construct ..read on»
UK National Health Services takes a cleaner route in Aberdeen
17 March, 2017Aberdeen City in the United Kingdom received its second hydrogen (H2) refuelling station on 27th February 2017 ..read on»
Shell calculates H2 carbon reduction potential for 2050
15 March, 2017In 2050, 113 million fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) could save up to 68 million tonnes of fuel and almost 200 million tonnes of carbon ..read on»
Blue dreams powered by quiet, clean fuel cells
14 March, 2017E.ON announced on February 8  that it installed a fuel cell in the  Radisson Blu hotel in Franfurt to generate a large share of the ..read on»
Largest FC Bus deployment in the US to date
14 March, 2017Ballard has announced its involvement in the 'Fuel Cell Electric Commercialisation Consortium' (FCEBCC), a large-scale project for which funding has now been committed to ..read on»
Fuel Cell Buses in South Africa
10 March, 2017The South African government held a workshop February 20th, was to provide a platform where South Africa could learn from the German experience with the ..read on»
New Energy Storage “Dashboard” for Uniper
6 March, 2017Uniper Energy Storage has just added a new service: an online platform that provides a daily overview of storage site fill levels. The so-called Operational ..read on»
NEL nails 3 Icelandic Stations
6 March, 2017NEL AS Hydrogen Solutions has been awarded a contract by Icelandic Hydrogen for three hydrogen refuelling stations and an NEL C-series electrolyser on February 13th, ..read on»