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

EHA’s national associations and HyER regions joined forces at the Hannover Fair 20th Group Exhibit Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Batteries to demonstrate the power of networks to roll out the first applications. With 158 companies and organisations exhibiting this is the largest edition so far. On the opening day on April 7, 2014, EHA member hydrogenics presented its first MW electrolyser system that is currently being delivered to Germany. The German NOW program confirmed the locations of the next 40 stations that are build upto 2015.

Supported through the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) is pursuing the goal of providing a total of 50 hydrogen refuelling stations in German metropolitan regions and along the main motorways by 2015. The development of the hydrogen refuelling station network accompanies the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles.

The participating companies and the federal government are investing over 40 million euro in this. Most recently the locations for the hydrogen refuelling stations have been confirmed (see map).