Hydrogen electric powertrain for aviation

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May 2020
Headquarters Hollister, CA 95023, USA

Hydrogen electric powertrain for aviation - A zero-emission hydrogen-electric propulsion retrofitting solution for aviation

This solution provides the world's first practical, zero-emission aviation powertrain powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system and associated with proprietary software/controls, which can be installed on both existing and new aircraft.

Aviation accounts for 2% of global CO2 emission today, particularity harmful at high altitudes, and is expected to increase by 2-4x in the coming years. Airlines and governments are under high pressure to decarbonise this sector, with many actors making "net-zero" commitments by 2040-2050 such as IAG, Qantas etc. To address the lack of feasible and economically viable solutions available, ZeroAvia provides an integrated and powerful solution for the aviation industry. Through strategic partnerships, this solution combines best-in-class 3rd party components such as electric motor, inverter, H2 fuel cells and hydrogen tank with their disruptive technology. The powertrain can be retrofitted to existing, already certified airframes, significantly lowering certification hurdles. In addition, ZeroAvia aims at sourcing green hydrogen produced by electrolysis directly on-site through partnerships to significantly lower fuel costs for airlines.

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Key features

  • Estimates savings up to 115 Mt CO2 by 2033


  • Operators can benefit from 50-60% lower O&M costs driven by lower fuel and maintenance costs

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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Activity Region

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United Kingdom,

North america

United States,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

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