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 latest FCH JU Call 2016 was published on January 16, 2016 offering exciting opportunities for the validation of large bus fleets and urban trucks but also maritime and rail applications and MW fuel cell installations. Under the overarching projects the need for improved small scale hydrogen purification systems is addressed, after no suitable project resulted from a similar topic in the 2014 call. Cross-cutting activities include topics on two subjects, the first covering novel education and training tools and the second covering identifying and reducing legal administrative barriers that inhibit the installation and operation of FCH technologies. Deadline fro proposals in May 3, 2016.

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