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EU provides €25m funding to implement hydrogen ground power units into European airports

EU provides €25m funding to implement hydrogen ground power units into European airports

With hydrogen in the aviation sector gaining significant traction, the European Commission has awarded €25m ($29.3m) to the TULIPS consortium to introduce low-carbon mobility solutions to airports.

One of the planned projects expected to benefit from this funding is a venture looking to develop a hydrogen ground power unit (HGPU) that will provide renewable electric power to aircraft when it is stationary.

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By introducing this technology to airports, it could provide a significant boost to decarbonisation efforts with current GPU’s typically fuelled by diesel.

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