As a national research centre at the service of the entire scientific, technology and industrial community, the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Testing Centre (CNH2) is aimed at driving forward the scientific and technological research into hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
With its main headquarters located in Puertollano (Ciudad Real), it was created in 2007 as a Public Consortium between the Ministry of Education and Science, currently the Ministry of Science, Innovation and University Education, and Castilla-La Mancha Regional Government, with each entity holding a 50% interest.
Among the CNH2’s main goals are:
- Driving technology forward by executing R&D projects and services concerning both basic and applied research.
- Testing and validation of prototypes and equipment.
- Development and escalation of processes.
- Endorsement, certification and verification of components and systems.
CNH2 is equipped with 13 laboratories and 5 additional premises that carry out their activities in the following areas:
- Hydrogen production.
- Storage and distribution of hydrogen.
- Hydrogen transformation.
- Hydrogen technology applications.
- Regulation, certification and safety guidelines.
- Technology implementation.
In addition to this, the CNH2 is a high prestige industry benchmark centre, not only on the national but also on the international level, that has been part of several collaborations with universities, technology centres and different kinds of companies covering the entire value chain and providing further experience, quality and professionalism in their execution.