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

On the heels of the EU’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive submissions, and 12 member states looking invest and develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the upcoming years, Canada has promised to do the same. In the Budget 2017, released at the end of March, proposes to invest $21.9 billion over 11 years to support green infrastructure that will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy. Budget 2017 proposes an additional $120-million for a national recharging and refuelling network for electric, natural gas and hydrogen vehicles, and technology demonstration projects. $120 million to deploy infrastructure for electric vehicle charging and natural gas and hydrogen refuelling stations, as well as to support technology demonstration projects. This investment will be a major boost to Canada’s hydrogen infrastructure considering there is currently only one public recharging station in operation at the moment. More information on the Green Infrastructure Investment here.

Photo Credit: Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association