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 German government is focusing on High-Tech Strategy intended to boost integration between the research and economic sectors.

According to German Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka last 3 September, this should promote new ideas for new jobs opportunities. Ministers agreed on a new High-Tech Strategy (HTS) to promote research in the business sector which will launch the German economy further.

Among these sectors concerned, the German government has included large-scale data processing, security of digital communication, energy storage and transport, medicine and transportation. The goal is to improve general working conditions, as well as those in training and continuing education. Hydrogen is mentioned in the Mobility chapter  on page 15  under electromobility in the following link.

http://www.bmbf.de/pub/hts_2020_en.pdf

Also, in page 7 of the document:

“Forward-looking project: A million electric vehicles in Germany by 2020”
The public debate on climate and environmental protection is increasing the demand for innovative vehicles
that use new engine technologies and fuel options. Car manufacturers and their suppliers have to adapt  their
strategies in order to maintain and improve their competitive position in the long term: completely new
vehicle, battery and mobility concepts need to be developed, and the matching infrastructure needs to be
designed from scratch. Research projects and pilot applications are to make Germany a leader market for
electric mobility and the associated information and control systems.

The scientific and economic sectors are the targets of the strategy meant to facilitate cooperation between research centres and businesses.

Germany holds a 12.5% share of global trade for high-tech products.