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

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon visited the UNIDO International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies on 31st May 2012. During his visit he attended a brief presentation by Dr. N. Lymberopoulos on hydrogen energy technologies and the contribution of ICHET in promoting hydrogen to the Developing World. He was then accompanied by Dr. J. Wetherilt in a tour of the labs and in test driving some of the hydrogen vehicles including a hydrogen forklift. His visit was made in preparation of the Rio+20 Summit which has alternative energies as one of its main topics. In his speech the UN SG expressed he was impressed with what he saw and reiterated the importance of sustainable energies to the UN. Mr. Ban Ki Moon was accompanied by his wife and a number of dignitaries including the Mayor of Istanbul and Consuls from numerous countries.