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 EU Parliament Environment Committee on October 18, 2018  approved for the first time in history a legally binding 35% cut in carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 2030, repsonsible for 25% of the EU’s transport emissions. The Committee also backed a surprising intermediate target of 20% by 2025.

In addition a mandate will be introduced for zero and low-emission trucks of 5% by 2025 and 20% by 2030, excluding trucks running on natural gas. Urban buses will see a higher mandate of 50% by 2025 and 75% by 2030 for which only fuel cell and battery powered buses will meet this target.

Phote: courtesy Coop Switzerland: COOP launched a 34 ton 100 kW FC truck  in March 2017. The hydrogen is stored behind the driver’s cab, in a rack holding seven carbon fibre cylinders rated at 350 bar, situated directly on the refrigerated body. These tanks provide the truck with up to 31 kg of usable hydrogen, for a range of 375–400 km (235–250 miles). The frist public refuelling station in Hunzenschwill in the kanton Aarau will dispense hydrogen produced through an electrolyser powered by electricity from a run-of-the-river hydroelectric power plant of local energy supplier IBAarau, ithat will dedicate 2% of its output to hydrogen production ( 20.000 kg of hydrogen, sufficient to run about 170 cars) and then delivered to Coop Mineralöl.