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 French Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Platform HyPaC held its General Assembly on June 21st and gathered its members to propose an evolution of the Platform.

HyPaC and the “Association Française de l’Hydrogène” (AFH2) will mutualise their efforts to accelerate the hydrogen and fuel cell technologies’ deployment in France in a new strong national structure which will federate the hydrogen and fuel cell community in France.

In this aim, the “Association Française de l’Hydrogène” becomes the “Association Française pour l’Hydrogène et les Piles à Combustible – AFHYPAC” and follows the same goals as HyPaC.

AFHYPAC will send in September a “call for membership” to all French companies involved in the field of hydrogen energy. It will be supported by the French governmental institutions. AFHYPAC will hold its first General Assembly at the autumn 2011.