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

According to the latest annual evaluation by H2stations.org, twelve new hydrogen refuelling stations opened throughout the world in 2011, bringing the total number of hydrogen refuelling stations in operation to 215. A further 122 refuelling stations are in the final planning stage around the world.

In accordance with the information available to Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik 85 hydrogen refuelling stations are currently operating in Europe, 80 in the USA and 47 in Asia Pacific. Another three hydrogen refuelling stations are located in Latin America, where a further 25 fuel cell buses are to be added to the existing fleet in Sao Paulo.

The site H2stations.org is a website by Ludwig-Bolkow-Systemtechnik (LBST) and TÜV SÜD and users can access interactive maps and a database of all hydrogen refuelling stations that are in operation, in the planning stage or have been shut down worldwide.