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

Abengoa, on 24th July Abengoa unveiled its second hydrogen filling station in Seville.  The in-situ hydrogen production facility, at Abengoa’s Torrecuéllar Industrial and Logistics Center, brings the total number of active filling stations in the country to five. Abengoa built its first filling station in 2008 in Sanlúcar la Mayor, near Seville.

The station also creates hydrogen onsite, using renewable energy from solar PV. According to TÜV SÜD’s netinform database, the nonprofit Aragon Hydrogen Foundation has also installed two filling stations, near Zaragoza, in Aragon.

“They want to be leaders in hydrogen” said Ms María Luisa Revilla Trujillo, of the European Union programs division in the Spanish Center for Technological and Industrial Development, a government body.

Mr Javier Brey, Abengoa Hidrógeno chief, president of the Spanish Hydrogen Association and vice-president of EHA,  has said in press statements he believes “it won’t be long” before the Spanish market starts to open up.

Also the world’s hydrogen and fuel cell community will come together in Zaragoza, Spain from 13th to 16th June 2016, for the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2016 (WHEC2016).

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