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

A recent survey and analysis by the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and the Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer has highlighted exciting growth prospects for the sector including:

  • Delivery of over 2,200 new jobs to the UK by 2020;
  • The potential for fuel cells and hydrogen to preserve approximately 145,000 jobs in automotive manufacturing; and
  • Expected cumulative UK annual revenues to total £1bn by 2020.

The UK fuel cell and hydrogen sector has the potential to become Britain’s low carbon energy success story. As we emerge from the global recession, governments around the world are recognising fuel cells and hydrogen as promising areas of future economic growth and job creation, prompting increased investment in this dynamically developing sector.  Read full report here