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ZeroAvia and ScottishPower to plan airport hydrogen supply to support zero-emission flights

ZeroAvia today announced that it has signed an agreement with ScottishPower to work together to develop low carbon hydrogen supply to key airport locations to support decarbonisation of the aviation sector.

As well as exploring airport hydrogen supply models and financing, the companies say they will also explore clean power requirements and hydrogen production infrastructure for potential future ZeroAvia sites within ScottishPower’s distribution network areas across Scotland, North West England and North Wales.

ZeroAvia recently announced a 70 engine agreement with Scottish headquartered Ecojet, backed by the prominent environmentalist and entrepreneur Dale Vince. ZeroAvia also has a longstanding partnership with AGS Airports, including Glasgow and Aberdeen to explore the hydrogen infrastructure requirements for airports to support hydrogen-electric flight and other potential use cases.

“Hydrogen-electric engines use hydrogen in fuel cells to generate electricity, which is then used to power electric motors to turn the aircraft’s propellers” according to the press release. “The only emission is water. ZeroAvia is already well advanced in flight testing a prototype of its first engines for 20 seat planes from its R&D hub in Gloucestershire, while working on the engine systems for larger 40-80 seat aircraft.”

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