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 new policy paper “The Mobility and Fuels Strategy of the German Government (MFS)” was published in June 2013 by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.

This strategy demands step-by-step changes of energy sources in transport and increases in energy efficiency. Germany can become “the leading market for innovative technologies and sustainable mobility solutions, and the provider of energy-efficient products on the global market,” the paper says.

With regard to transport technologies, the document notes “it is important to extend the advantage that has already been gained. Particular attention should be paid here to the establishment of strategic alliances, for example in the areas of electromobility, hydrogen technology, LNG for shipping and, in particular, alternative fuels for the aviation industry.”

Read below the English-language summary brochure explaining the rationale for the radical restructuring of the Germany energy landscape.