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

This week Germany’s 64th station was inaugurated a the SHELL station in front of the Hannover Fairgrounds; the fifth in Lower Saxony joining Wolfsburg, Osnabrück, Kassel, Bremen, Stuhr and Hamburg. With a capacity of around 200 kilograms of hydrogen  40 to 50 vehicles can refill a day. In Germany, 17 public hydrogen refueling stations went into operation in 2018.  Japan clocked 96 public gas stations in 2018 and  and USA  42 public gas stations. A total of 48 public hydrogen refueling stations were put into operation worldwide last year according to H2stations.org, a website of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST) and TÜV SÜD.

Thomas Zengerly, Chairman of the Board of Shell Deutschland Oil, commented, “Hydrogen is a promising proposition. We expect that, starting in the 2020s, this alternative drive will play an increasingly important role in markets such as Germany, England, the Benelux countries, the USA and Japan. At Shell, we are right on course.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, said hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the targets of the Paris climate change agreement. “It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities.”

Lorenz Jung, Head of Network at H2 Mobility Deutschland, added, “We are currently building the backbone of hydrogen mobility with the first 100 stations in seven major German metropolitan regions and along the most heavily frequented trunk roads and motorways. As we continue to expand, we will increasingly go where the demand is.”

 

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