The use of hydrogen in aviation is set to be discussed at the first International Hydrogen Aviation Conference (IHAC 2020) in Scotland in September.
Organised by Hy-Hybrid Energy who has closely been following regional progress and focusing on key sectors which need utmost attention for decarbonisation, the one-day event will focus on the use of hydrogen in aviation, associated benefits and emerging challenges.
A new report suggests the number of passengers on international flights from main Scottish airports has increased by 49% since 2007.
Aviation emissions have been increased by 6% in 2017 and are now 56% higher than 1990 levels.
This has largely been due to an increase in emissions from international flights, which are now 81% greater than in 1990.
Therefore, it makes sense to strengthen efforts in decarbonising the aviation sector, Hy-Hybrid Energy said.
The role of hydrogen in decarbonising road, rail, shipping, aviation, industrial and household applications is now widely accepted.
The event, to be held on 3rd September in Glasgow, is an opportunity to connect with experts in the industry and an open invitation to all stakeholders to participate in the next wave of hydrogen in aviation.
Hy-Hybrid Energy’s CEO, Dr. Naveed Akhtar said, “With majority of the countries setting-up net zero carbon emission targets, we need to work on one of the most harder-to-abate (aviation) sectors before it gets too late and we believe Hydrogen is the answer.”
“We are organising the World’s First International Hydrogen Aviation Conference (IHAC) which will offer an ideal opportunity to get together and share our latest developments on this most important sector needing urgent decarbonization efforts.”
The conference will cover the emerging developments in any of the following hydrogen powered applications:
- Drone parachutes
- Air taxis
- Commercial airplanes
- Private planes
- Hot air balloons
- Space shuttles
- Aviation ground support equipment (powered by hydrogen/fuel cells)
- Onboard fuel storage solutions (hydrogen and renewable hydrogen carrier fuels)
Full information about the event can be found here.