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 first call for proposals 2009 of the French Hydrogen and Fuel cell programme Hpac has been published at the site of the French National Agency for Research  l’ANR.  The Call is divided among three topics:

1. Hydrogen Production; 2. Hydrogen Storage; 3. Fuel Cells.

Deadline for this Call is March 30 2009, 1300 hrs.