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 project HIT-2Corridors (Hydrogen Infrastructure for Transport) that aims to develop two HIT-2 strategic corridors within Europe. One will include filling stations in Stockholm (Arlanda), Gothenburg and Voikoski, Finland. Hyundai, Toyota and Honda already have fuel cell cars. A number of other car manufacturers are in the process of developing energy efficient, fuel cell-powered zero-emission cars. Toyota and Volkswagen recently announced the introduction of a series-produced fuel cell vehicle in Europe. Nissan also has a commercial fuel cell vehicle in its pipeline.

Fuel cell-driven vehicles require hydrogen filling stations spread out at suitable distances within Europe. In Sweden, the infrastructure for hydrogen is not yet developed. There is only one hydrogen filling station located in Malmo serving a few Hyundai vehicles.

Trials are currently ongoing to test mobile hydrogen fueling stations. Company Sandvik and the Sandviken municipality are testing a specially designed flatbed truck filling solution developed by AGA Linde for cars and forklifts. The mobile filling station handles 350 bar pressures for the forklift and 700 bar for cars.

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