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

EHA solutes the the Mercedes Benz F-Cell World Tour as they conclude their final leg through Asia and return to Germany;  and although the summer months bring new endings for some, new beginnings for others are underway with the development of two new hydrogen stations within Swindon, UK and Saitama, Japan.

The EHA has been active over the last weeks in giving input
on H2 infrastructure development in the Cars 21 WG 1 (April 28) and the FTF
Expert Group (May 5). More input is needed on the perceived scale of H2 infrastructure
needs in relation to the market perspectives on cars and buses. In this respect
the EHA is closely following development in the EU’s TEN T and Energy
Infrastructure programmes.

New opportunities for FC and H2 projects are offered in the
FCH JU Call that came out on May 3 with a budget of more than 200 mln. An
excellent opportunity for EHA national associations to actively engage national
stakeholders and seek leveraging of national and EU budgets for certain topics! 

The EHA is also expanding its outreach to the younger generation by announcing
the EHA HyTube award at the Challenge Bibendum in Berlin youngsters are
encouraged to send in their YouTube video on hydrogen activities in their
country.

The summer months will also bring new events to the surface including the EHA General Assembly which will take place on the occasion of a Mid-Summer Hydrogen Fest, a political meeting organised by HyER (formerly HyRaMP) and the Scandinavian regions. Taking place, in Oslo, Norway June 21st  the event will bring together participants from all over Europe active in hydrogen and fuel cell research, development, and deployment within Europe. More information on this collaborative event will be featured in the EHA website in the coming weeks!