High pressure pump and valve manufacturer Haskel has announced it has joined a partnership which aims to accelerate time-to-market of technologies that have the potential to create a carbon-lean energy system and contribute to economic growth.

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public-private partnership that supports research and development of fuel cell and hydrogen (H2) energy technologies in Europe. Its members are the European Commission, industry group Hydrogen Europe and research group Hydrogen Europe Research (formerly N.ERGHY).

The company will be working on the H2Ref project, Hydrogen Refuelling Research and Development, which is co-financed by European funds from the FCH JU, along with Centre Technique des Industries Mechaniques (CETIM), The CCS Global Group Limited, H2NOVA, Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) and Hexagon.

Haskel has been exploring value chains for both H2 refuelling and power-to-H2 applications and is proud to be part of “Europe’s forward-thinking approach to the H2 industry”.

Stewart Anderson, Haskel Europe’s Chief Hydrogen Engineer, said, “H2 is a fast-growing market and Europe’s investment in H2 R&D will benefit not only European manufacturers, but the world at large.”