ScottishPower and ZeroAvia have formed a strategic partnership to explore and develop green hydrogen supply solutions for key airports, with the ultimate goal of advancing the decarbonization of air travel.
The collaboration will focus on assessing the hydrogen infrastructure needed to support hydrogen-electric flight and exploring potential applications at airports. ZeroAvia, known for its hydrogen-electric engines, plans to commercialize these engines for aircraft use by 2027, emitting only water as a by-product.
ZeroAvia has an established partnership with AGS Airports, including Glasgow and Aberdeen, and is actively working on advancing its technology to contribute to the greening of the aviation industry. ScottishPower, leveraging its expertise in green hydrogen solutions, will test and power aeroengines using electrolysers fueled by 100% renewable power from its UK-based wind farms.
The collaboration aligns with the UK government's ambitious target of achieving at least 6GW of electrolytic green hydrogen production by 2030. Both companies are committed to supporting sustainable solutions and contributing to the broader global transition toward cleaner aviation practices.
Peter Jones, Director of ScottishPower's Green Hydrogen business, emphasized the role of green hydrogen in decarbonizing heavy transport and expressed enthusiasm for supporting the aviation industry's quest for effective and sustainable solutions.
Sergey Kiselev, Chief Business Officer at ZeroAvia, highlighted Scotland's potential to lead the UK in developing clean hydrogen supply, citing the collaboration with leading energy companies like ScottishPower as instrumental in overcoming fuelling infrastructure challenges.
This partnership underscores the joint commitment to advancing sustainable aviation solutions and represents a significant step toward greening key aspects of the air travel industry.