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

Oslo launched the fuel cell bus project Wednesday 30. May 2012. The launch was made by The County Mayor of Akershus County, Nils Aage Jegstad, in coorporation with the Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport in Oslo, Ola Elvestuen and The Managing Director in Ruter, Bernt Reitan Jenssen.

The Norwegian comedian Christine Koht was moderator at the launch and she created a great atmosphere with her outspoken approach including her unorthodox hugs to central persons like the founder of the project Ove Bugge and Jan Van Hool from the OEM Van Hool.

FCH JU Executive Director Bert De Colvenar  and Marieke Reijalt HyER Director, W. They where both speakers at the launching seminar after the official launch.

Links to Norwegian webpages:

http://www.tu.no/motor/2012/05/30/her-kjorer-landets-forste-hydrogenbuss

http://www.gassmagasinet.no/article/20120531/NYHETER/120539997

http://www.oblad.no/nyheter/her-er-hydrogenbussene-som-skal-frakte-oppegard-folk-til-oslo-1.7376635

http://www.nationen.no/2012/05/30/nyheter/hydrogenbusser/samferdsel/oslo/akershus/7466401/

 

Videos from the launch will be available later.