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

Turkey’s Istanbul Technical University (ITU) unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell boat last month. The Marti (which means seagull) was developed over four years with funding from various organisations, including Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and is now ready for use.

The Marti can operate for 10 hours on 5 kg of hydrogen with a maximum speed of 13 km/h. The boat will be put into use on the Golden Horn estuary in Istanbul, shuttling between various wharfs and the Rahmi M. Koç Museum – which, fittingly, is a museum dedicated to the history of transport, industry and communications.

Source: FuelCellToday