CNH2 – Centro Nacional del Hidrógeno

CNH2 is a public national research and development center focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and its integration with renewable energies and applications. It was founded in 2007 as a 50/50 consortium between the Ministry of Education and Science (now Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness) and the Castilla-La Mancha region. Its main objective is to carry out technology development activities covering all aspects of the hydrogen and fuel cell technologies: hydrogen generation from renewables, hydrogen storage, fuel cells, applications and cross-cutting issues.



National Center of Hydrogen
Prolongación de Fernando el Santo s/n
13500 Puertollano (Ciudad Real)

Contact person

María Jaén Caparrós



Website :

Type of organization : Research Institute

Number of professional staff active in FCH sector : 34

Participation in FCH JU Projects : HYACINTH


Our expertise

Transport Pillar

  • 1.04 Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure (HRS)

Energy Pillar / Energy to Hydrogen

  • 2.01 Hydrogen production
  • 2.02 Hydrogen Storage
  • 2.06 Smart grids
  • 2.07 Stack components
  • 2.10 Modelling
  • 2.11 Characterisation and testing

Energy Pillar / Fuel Cells to Energy

  • 3.04 Residential
  • 3.07 Control, diagnostics and prognostics
  • 3.08 Innovation on fuel cells and components
  • 3.10 Modelling

Cross-Cutting Research Activities

  • 4.01 Education
  • 4.03 Safety
  • 4.04 Communication and Public Awareness
  • 4.08 Regulations, Codes and Standards
  • 4.09 Techno-, socio- and economic analysis

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