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

The EHA submitted to EU Commission president Barosso’s request for input on his EU 2020 strategy. The EHA indicated that the European hydrogen and fuel cell sector embodies the potential that the Commission’s consultation paper seeks to realise by 2020, contributing to the priorities that form the main drivers of EU 2020:

1. Accumulating knowledge on a new energy and transport technology and produce commercial applications; many fuel cell systems are already competitive products;
2.  Fostering creativity and innovation especially in SME’s; many hydrogen and fuel cell design-to-product development took place in Europe’s small and medium sized companies.
3. Facilitating a step change to a clean and efficient use of primary energy sources including renewable sources: highest well to wheel efficiency of hydrogen produced by renewable sources used in fuel cells. The EHA psostion paper can be downloaded below.
EHA contribution to the EU 2020 consultation.