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

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Linde North America have announced that from June 2011 Coca-Cola’s distribution centre in Charlotte, North Carolina will begin using a Linde hydrogen fuelling system.

The new system will feature three indoor dispenser stations and will be used to fuel 40 forklift trucks powered by Plug Power’s GenDrive system.

This latest fuel cell application by Coca-Cola follows the use of UTC cells at its New York production facility and Bloom SOFCs at its Odwalla packaging plant. The company recently placed another order with Plug Power for 37 GenDrive units to be used at its San Leandro, California distribution centre.

Source: Fuel Cell Today