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

Commissioner Janez Potocnik of Research and Andris Piebalgs of Energy launched the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) in the presence of heads of industry and EU policy makers. At the inauguration the FCH JTI was mentioend several times by the Commissioners as great examples of European Industial Alliances to move forward a topic. The EHA contributed to the public consultation on the SET Plan, as well as organized a hearing and a proposal on the creation of an European Industrial Initiative on the development of sustainable hydrogen production chains. At the last Annual General Meeting of the EHA, the EHA brochure “Hydrogen and Fuel Cells as strong partners of renewable energy systems” was presented to the responsible EU officer of the SET Plan.