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

At the Third Hydrogen Infrastructure Workshop organized by HyER (formerly HyRaMP), together with the European Hydrogen Association, EHA, on October 20, the message from world leading hydrogen suppliers, Linde and Air Liquide, was loud and clear: hydrogen will be produced by many different primary energy sources, including renewable sources and can be effectively and economically distributed using existing distribution networks. Hydrogenics, a global hydrogen infrastructure equipment supplier, explained the important contribution of  hydrogen storage to peakshaving and to smooth integration of more renewable energy into electricity grids. H2Logic, who installs and operates hydrogen refuelling stations in Scandinavia, described the comprehensive authorisation procedures for hydrogen refuelling stations in the Nordic countries, that could be an example for more cumbersome processes in some of the EU Member States. In the afternoon Commission officials, presented relevant EU policy on energy, transport, industry and regional development. Further insight on future deployment potential was given by the chairman and the director of the Joint Undertaking for fuel cells and hydrogen. The meeting was rounded up by the presentation of  HyER (formerly HyRaMP)’s extensive survey of hydrogen infrastructure development by HyER (formerly HyRaMP)’s 30 members throughout 13 countries in Europe. All presentations are listed above.