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 eagerly awaited EU Commission’s  Decarbonisation of Transport Communication, that is foreseen this summer, will probably see a first reference to e-fuels. Marie Donnelly, DG ENER Director of Renewables, Research and Innovation, at the EDF en Philips sponsored Egmont Institute’s event on May 4, 2016 in Brussels, “Energy Transition: a mulitfaceted challenge for Europe”, introduced a “new” alternative fuel,  in addition to electricity and biofuel, that could help force renewable energy into EU’s transport refuelling infrastructure. The so called  “e-fuels”, she explained, “are fuels that are produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis, using renewable energy “. In this sense hydrogen could be called the ultimate “e-fuel”.  Also “natural” gas, resulting from the Sabatier reaction combining CO2 and H2 produced with renewable electricity, would fall under this new term.  The recent Hannover Fair (see briefs below) and the program of the WHEC on June 13 – 16, 2016 are reflecting the increasing relevance of Power to Hydrogen (a true Hyperloop!) in the EU’s future energy landscape. The EHA will be reporting life form the WHEC in Zaragoza during its virtual Annual General Meeting on June 16, 2016 that will be featuring the latest PtG updates from around the world. Not too late to book your presence!