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
When: 16 March, 2011

Recently more that 70 European regions in Europe supported the development of a regional electro-mobility initiative to jointly confront the challenges and opportunities in deploying battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles in local transport systems. HyER (formerly HyRaMP), the European Regions and Municipalities Partnership for hydrogen and fuels cells,  has represented 30 regions active in ramping up the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell applications since 2008 and has been asked by the European Commission  to broaden its activities to cover support for the full range of electro-mobility, including battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles and the necessary corresponding infrastructure requirements.

On February 16th 2011, HyER (formerly HyRaMP) members along with additional European regions came together in an effort to establish the  “broadened HyER (formerly HyRaMP) Partnership” at a Workshop that took place in Brussels.

At a Workshop  HyER (formerly HyRaMP) future activities were discussed and it was decided to take the necessary steps to adapt HyER (formerly HyRaMP)’s structure and its name to reflect the new activities, to be presented to HyER (formerly HyRaMP) members at the next Annual General Meeting later this year.

To commemorate this new spring in European regions support for the roll out of electric vehicles in Europe, HyER (formerly HyRaMP) will be hosting a cocktail ceremony on March 16th at the Palais de Academies in Brussels.

For more information on this event please contact: [email protected]