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

Air Liquide builds a hydrogen filling station for the Swedish furniture company IKEA to supply part of its logistic platform in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon in France. The station will supply around twenty forklift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells and offer extended run time for 8 hours. The station will supply hydrogen at a pressure of 350 bar, with refills in 3 minutes. Replacing electric batteries with fuel cells provides greater flexibility and productivity thanks to a longer operating range for users and a shorter down-time for refilling.

(Press release of Air Liquide of 30. May 2013).