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 23 May 2013 opened in Messina the new National Research Council “Centre for the promotion of innovation and energy technology transfer” which is a “Test Centre” for the study of hydrogen technologies, for applications in the sector of energy production for land and naval  transport.

The Test Centre covers an area of 2000 m2 and is able to characterize various type of innovative energy systems:

  • polymeric fuel cells  12 to 50 kW.
  • 50 kW power out hydrogen generators from gaseous or liquid fuels.
  • hydrogen storage systems.
  • electrolysers using renewable energy sources.
  • high temperature fuel cells.
  • trigeneration systems up to 50 kW

Source: Italian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Italian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association