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

On March 13, 2019  the mid term confernece of EU CLINSH project  promoting clean inland waterway transport IWT. The province Zuid-Holland, as the lead partner, coordinates Dutch, Belgian, German and English public and private organizations to improve air quality in urban areas by accelerating emission reductions since 2016 with a Grant of the European fund LIFE. In Europe, there are more than 13 500 vessels offering inland freight transport services (dry cargo, tanker cargo and push & tug vessels) with a total loading capacity of 17 Mio tonnes. About 74% of the European fleet comes from Rhine countries (courtesy . According to RABO bank  68% of all vessels is built before 1980; 324 vessels use 25% of all fuel. They are working on labelling ships for Loan to Value evaluation up to 85% for green ships. Clean vessels facility EIB. 110 m vessel 13 mln  good money can be

As for the maritime sector they are is responsible for  2,5 à 3 procent of ­COemissions. This could rise to 50 tot 250 procent ­tegen 2050. The International Maritime Organisation IMO (representing 174 countries) last year set voluntary goals of less than 40% CO2 compared to 2008 by 2030 met 40% and 70% by 2050. Emissions from LNG will need to be reduced with 30% by 2040 and 50% by 2050.

The CLINSH consortium aims to:
* demonstrate the effectiveness of greening measures in the IWT sector
* stimulate the sector to personally take these greening measures
* contribute to improving air quality.

Clinsh is meausuring the exact emission pattern of a typical trip of a ship along a waterway where are the emissions the highest: these spots are where impact of clean fuels, i.e. hydrogen will be felt most profoundly.