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

At the 5th Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU Stakeholders Meeting in Paris on October 12 the result of recent industry survey were presented in view of the next EU financial cycle and and for continued public support.  Industry is planning to invest € 3 bln in the coming 7 years in these crucial period of market build up.  Air Liquide CEO Benoit Potier confirmed Air Liquide ‘s commitment to hydrogen infrastructure build up but indicated that visible public support not only financial is needed to convince the first consumers and ensure a sustainable market.  FCH JU chairman of the Board Pierre Etienne Franc joked in his welcome  that the much talked about “delays” in market roll out of fuel cell applications are getting less. The EU Commission highlighted the positive experiences with the FCH JU and confirmed that hydrogen and fuel cell technologies will be supported in the next Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The FCH JU co-funded H2MovesScandinavia project’s RoadTour featuring , Mercedes-Benz B-class F-CELL, Hyundai ix35 FCEV, Th!nk cars made pit stops over the last weeks in Paris, Hannover, Cardiff and London as well as Bolzano (foto) as the car industry is getting ready for roll out. Japan announced 100 hydrogen refueling facilities by 2015.