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 European Commission agreed State Aid financing of the € 67 mln Horizon Hydrogen Energy (H2E) program. The program is dedicated to the development of hydrogen vehicles with State Aid on October 8, 2008. Air Liquide together with 17 other French companies are collaborating in the program. The European  Commission  commented that “when  the  market  is  unable  to  trigger  R&D  (research and development) activity, well targeted state aid can create the right  incentives”. Air Liquide recently opened its website devoted to the development of hydrogen as an energy vector at www.planete-hydrogene.com.