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

UKH2Mobility, a new government cross industry programme has released a synopsis of its Phase 1 results.  The programme which brings together three Government Departments and industrial participants from the utility, gas, infrastructure and global car manufacturing sectors. The group aims to evaluate the potential for hydrogen as a fuel for Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles in the UK before developing an action plan for an anticipated roll-out to consumers in 2014/15.

According to the study, more than 1.5 million hydrogen-powered vehicles will be on UK’s roads by the end of 2030. The consortium highlights that the transition from conventional vehicles has already begun with consumers showing more interest in battery-electrics. In the coming years, hydrogen-powered vehicles are  to make a strong presence in the UK market.