Hydrogen-powered aircraft could make up 38% of all aircraft by 2050 reports McKinsey

Hydrogen-powered aircraft could make up 38% of all aircraft by 2050, representing 34% of the sector’s overall energy needs, according to a new McKinsey report.

Alternative propulsion could require between 600 and 1,700Twh-hours of clean energy by 2050, globally, which is equivalent to the energy generated by around 10 to 25 of the world’s largest wind farms or a solar farm the size of Belgium, the report states.

About 89 to 96% of the energy would be used for hydrogen-powered aircraft, while only 4 to 11% would be used to power smaller battery-electric-powered aircraft, such as turboprops, regional jets, and smaller narrow-body aircraft.

… to continue reading this article and more, please login, register for free, or consider subscribing to H2 View

Register today

Paywall Asset Header Graphic

You’ve reached your weekly limit to access free articles!

Want to keep reading?

Please register for free and create a profile to gain access to this full article and H2 View’s daily news.

For access to more content including our monthly digital magazines, subscriber-only features or columns and all our other H2 View archive, please consider subscribing.

Alternatively you can continue reading more articles as a guest on Tuesday, 30th May at 4:01AM

Please wait...