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

On November 4, 2015 the second EU TEN T hydrogen station deployment project, HIT-2-Corridors, project organized its third stop of its road tour  in the Hague, Netherlands. After Helsinki and Gothenburg also on this occasion  a study and new business ideas were discussed on the implementation of hydrogen in European road transport.

The meeting is part of Activity 3: “Strategic corridor analyses and plans” which is led by the ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands and implemented by Rijkswaterstaat. A study – performed by Consortium 2.0 – has been set up to deliver the results. This study is based on a wide range of interviews with companies and people in the field of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen, analyses of the most important existing reports and on workshops given in expert groups. An important practical end product is the so called HRS-FCEV business case simulation tool, which is designed to help local governments and entrepreneurs. (HRS = hydrogen refueling station; FCEV = Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicle)

The tool gives the insights and the results of the project show:

  • the way to customer demand
  • how number of or capacity of HRSs and FCEVs are linked
  • the link between affordable hydrogen and funds to co-finance the introduction phase
  • that the total investment and the environmental goals of city or region are matched

(Photo: FCEV lining up at the HIT 2 Corridor event at Rijkswaterstaat in The Hague)