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 Clean Hydrogen and European Cities (CHIC) project and city hydrogen bus activities have been included in The Hydrogen Bus Alliance (HBA) annual review concluded in March 2011.

The document provides a brief update to the developments in the hydrogen bus sector during 2010.

The Alliance was formed in October 2006 and includes 10 members to date:

Amsterdam (GVB)

Barcelona (TNB)

Berlin (BVG)

British Columbia (BC Transit)

Cologne (HyCologne)

Hamburg (HySolutions)

London (Transport for London)

Oslo (Ruter)

South Tyrol (Institut fur Innotive Technologien / Istituto per le Tecnologie Innovative)

Western Australia (Public Transport Authority of Western Australia)

All of these cities and regions have high level political support for hydrogen bus deployment programs and have programs in place for new hydrogen bus trials.The HBA regions all intend to procure hydrogen buses on a continuous basis as hydrogen buses move towards commercial viability in the 2010-2020 timescale.

To view HBA Annual Review see downloads section of this post.