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

5 December 2012 marked the official beginning of the The European Electromobility Observatory (EEO).  In the presence of the EU Commission,  HyER President, Andreas Ziolek  signed the contract, on behalf of the seven partner consortium (HyER, Avere, ECN, TNO, TUV Nord, Polis and VUB) at the DG MOVE offices in Brussels. The EEO will act as a European point of reference for electromobility developments at local level and shall become the main information platform of European regions on electromobility. The EEO will also collect, evaluate and disseminate data and experiences from electro-mobility projects and programmes across Europe to: Monitor progress and trends; Identify best practices; Identify bottlenecks; Enable fact-based policy-making.   On 27 February 2012, a monitoring pilot for electro-mobility activities involving 8 regions and cities was launched. The regions and cities that participated in this meeting were as follows: Amsterdam; Rotterdam; Hamburg; North Rhine- Westphalia; London; Milan; Poitou-Charentes; Oslo.   HyER is the consortium leader and also responsible for the promotion and dissemination of the results.