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

The UK’s first public hydrogen filling station has opened in Swindon, UK today September 20th 2011.

The fuel cell station is located at car manufacturer Honda’s South Marston plant and being seen as an important step in a UK-wide scheme to make hydrogen vehicles a viable alternative to petrol-driven cars.

BBC went to Swindon to fill up the Honda FCX Clarity and speak to Professor Kevin Kendall a hydrogen and fuel cell expert from Birmingham University and Ian Piper from Forward Swindon.

Link to BBC Report

A joint press release, technical information relating to the launch event and more detailed information on the relevant hydrogen technology can be downloaded on this page.