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 European Commission will be holding a series of hearings up till March 2011 which will take place to collect input for the elaboration of the STTP. This will involve transport operators, users, the industry, technology platforms, representatives of the research community and other stakeholders.

Participation in these hearings will be by invitation only. In addition, an internet consultation will be organised.

It will also launch a wide consultation process, actively involving stakeholders. The STTP is planned to be publish within the summer of this year.