Cetim (Technical Center for Mechanical Industries) is investing €25 million to make the mechanical industry a significant contributor to hydrogen use.
With the launch of the HyMEET (Hydrogen Material and Equipment Engineering and Testing Center) project, the mechanics’ sector will ensure technological control of the changes imposed by hydrogen.
The mechanical industry intervenes at all stages of the hydrogen value chain. But to ensure its production, distribution and use in multiple applications, it is necessary to adapt the products and in particular, the fluidic equipment; pipes, tanks, compressors, pumps, regulators, tanks of all sizes, of all materials and for all environments.
Cetim is launching a materials engineering and testing centre with an initial specific investment of €11 million. Established in the Pays de la Loire region, HyMEET is the first part of an ambitious plan deployed over four years. With a total of €25 million, it aims to provide French mechanics with the means and skills to ensure technological mastery of the changes imposed by the use of hydrogen in its gaseous and liquid forms.
HyPoint supports hydrogen aviation in the UK
HyPoint has opened the doors to its Discovery Park location in Sandwich to accelerate hydrogen innovation in the UK. It will house the company’s research labs and production facilities and work closely with its Silicon Valley headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Over the next two years, HyPoint will invest over £11 million in Sandwich. By the end of 2025, the company expects to employ more than 100 workers and have 100 MW of onsite plant capacity.