Hydrogen infrastructure system specialist GenH2 has executed an MOU with ZeroAvia to develop liquid hydrogen aviation infrastructure solutions for use at airports.
ZeroAvia is developing a hydrogen-electric aviation powertrain. The company aims to retrofit its fuel cell-powered engines to existing fixed-wing and rotorcraft airframes in order to reduce time to market, and is also partnering with clean-sheet designers. ZeroAvia hopes to earn certification of its ZA600, a 600 kW engine for 9-19 seat aircraft, as early as 2025, and to certify its ZA2000 engine for up to 80 seat regional turboprops by 2027.
GenH2 offers hydrogen liquefaction, storage and dispensing systems ranging from 20 kg/day up to 5,000 Kg/day that are capable of working airside as ground support refueling units.
“Today, aviation is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, and without radical change, its share of global climate impact is expected to be more than a quarter of all human activity by 2050,” said Arnab Chatterjee, ZeroAvia’s VP of Infrastructure. “GenH2’s liquefaction capability will further support our mission of demonstrating that hydrogen-electric propulsion is the only way to scale truly clean aviation for commercial use.”