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 2 February 2011 the European Commission adopted a new strategy document which sets out targeted measures to secure and improve access to raw materials for the EU. Based on the first Communication on the Raw Materials Initiative published in November 2008, this new strategy document further pursues and reinforces the 3 pillar-based approach to improving access to Raw Materials for Europe. These pillars are:

1.      Fair and sustainable supply of raw materials from international markets

2.      Fostering sustainable supply within the EU

3.      Boosting resource efficiency and promote recycling

This new strategy also covers important considerations relating to the stability and transparency of commodity prices.

View the Communication Tackling the Challenges in Commodity Markets and on Raw Materials.