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 hydrogen industry has passed a major milestone – the first pipeline fed vehicle hydrogen fuelling station has opened in the US.

Until now, all hydrogen vehicle fuelling stations has been delivered by truck in liquid or compressed form, because demand has not been high enough to justify building a pipeline. But if hydrogen fuelling is going to become cheap enough for large scale viability, pipeline infrastructure

The fuelling station is based in Torrance, California, and is fed directly from an industrial hydrogen pipeline. It was built in a collaborative effort between Toyota, Air Products, Shell, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Source: The Hydrogen Journal