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 French Minister for Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg visited the national site for Hydrogen technology on 20 January  2014 in Labessière-Candeil, on the occasion of the National Meeting of hydrogen technologies.

“If we want hydrogen to be an option in the coming years, we must prepare now,” underlined Jean- Marc Pastor, co-author of the report “« L’hydrogène, vecteur de la transition énergétique?”. “We need to have a clear governmental position”.

And the government’s position seems to be in favour of hydrogen.” We have a great tool that will conquer markets worth several billion euros per year and create more than 10,000 jobs,” said the minister. “The year 2014 should be the year of hydrogen. We will be present to help industries”.

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