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Hydrogen electric powertrain for aviation

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

May 2020
Gallery Hydrogen electric powertrain for aviation 1
Gallery Hydrogen electric powertrain for aviation 1
01.

Identification

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.

Label Date May 2020
From United States
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Visibility; Funding opportunities; Partnership opportunities

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • Estimates savings up to 115 Mt CO2 by 2033
03.

The Financial benefits

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

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Europe

United Kingdom,

North america

United States,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
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Company Profile

ZeroAvia

ZeroAvia is building the world's first practical zero emission aviation powertrain, using electric propulsion powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system.

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Headquarters Hollister, CA 95023, USA
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