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 HafenCity, supported by the German federal government through the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, was officially inaugurated in Hamburg.

The fuelling station will be operated by Vattenfall and will supply renewable hydrogen to both cars and buses. The plant is part of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership between Hamburg and Berlin and its total capacity of 760 kg of hydrogen per day makes it the largest of such a kind in Europe. Linde is supplying additional hydrogen equipment.

The HafenCity features Hydrogenics’ HySTAT electrolyzers to produce renewable hydrogen fuel from water and electricity. It also features dual-dispensing capabilities at 350 and 700 bar, to fill buses and cars.

Germany is planning to install 25 gigawatts of offshore wind turbines by 2030 as it phases out nuclear energy by 2022.