Hydrogen-fuelled aviation powers ahead

Hydrogen-fuelled aviation powers ahead

As part of a new agreement with hydrogen-focused powertrain developer ZeroAvia, green hydrogen project developer Protium will develop and expand UK green hydrogen infrastructure for aviation.

The two companies yesterday signed a Heads of Term agreement, which follows the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered passenger flight which ZeroAvia successfully carried out last week.

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In the long term, Protium will develop, design and eventually own and operate green hydrogen infrastructure across UK airports to support decarbonised flights.

With a legal imperative to achieve net zero by 2050, the agreement demonstrates that the UK aviation sector can recover its positive growth trajectory and become 100% renewable via the deployment of green hydrogen.

Chris Jackson, CEO of Protium, said, “We are extremely pleased to be working with ZeroAvia, the pioneers of decarbonisation in aviation, and look forward to providing them with 100% renewable ‘green’ hydrogen for the future of zero emission flights.”

Val Mifthakov, CEO of ZeroAvia, said, “We are delighted that Protium will work with us on tackling one of the biggest challenges for the widespread use of hydrogen in aviation: cheap and green hydrogen availability at airports.”

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