Calls for hydrogen inclusion to aid decarbonisation of European aviation sector

Hydrogen Europe, the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, and Transport & Environment, have raised concerns over the exclusion of renewable hydrogen from the scope of the European Commission’s ReFuelEU Aviation proposal.

In an open letter to the Commission’s Minister of Transport of EU Member States, Amélie de Montchalin, the trio called for “the inclusion of renewable hydrogen among the list of fuels covered by the scope of ReFuelEu Aviation.”

The letter stresses the inclusion is necessary ‘today’, to keep up with market developments, to encourage early investments for research and development by proving legal certainty, and to be consistent with decarbonisation goals in the European Green deal.

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