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

Hamburg transit agency Hamburger Hochbahn AG has acquired four Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid buses under the German NaBuz demo scheme; with a further three buses to be delivered next year.

NaBuz demo is a subsidiary project of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), funded by NOW GmbH’s National Innovation Programme (NIP) and closely linked to the wider European CHIC fuel cell bus project. Hamburg is a phase 0 city in the CHIC project.

The Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid features battery hybridisation for energy recovery and storage and a continuous power output of 120 kW delivered by the same fuel cell stacks used in the company’s flagship fuel cell vehicle, the B-Class FCELL, which has also been trialled in Hamburg.