South West UK consortium launches with hydrogen pilot projects for aviation and shipping

A consortium based in the South West of the UK has been launched with pilot projects to develop a port-based hydrogen hub, and prepare the region for hydrogen-powered aviation.

Airbus, easyJet, Bristol Port, and Bristol Airport, are set to collaborate with Hynamics (EDF), GKN Aerospace, Costain, Wood, and Wales and West Utilities to create a hydrogen infrastructure ecosystem in the region.

A study is already underway to explore configuring Bristol Port to accept hydrogen or ammonia and establishing hydrogen production capacity on site. The project will also look to develop a pipeline network to support Airbus’ future hydrogen-powered aircraft.

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