(15 Mar 2022, 11:49 +07)
Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), an Australian
company developing renewable energies across the world, has signed
a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to study
the use of liquid hydrogen and Power-to-Liquid fuels for aviation.
The MOU reflects the two partners’ shared ambition to
leverage their respective expertise to support the
entry-into-service of a hydrogen-powered aircraft by 2035 and
Under the collaboration, the companies will look at
the challenges of hydrogen regulations, supply, infrastructure and
fueling for aviation, from the production of hydrogen to its
delivery to airports and transfer on-board aircraft.
FFI signs MOU with Airbus to study use of liquid hydrogen and Power-to-Liquid fuels for aviation.
FFI will provide cost outlook and technology
drivers on the various elements of the supply chain, and will
build infrastructure deployment scenarios for the supply of green
hydrogen to targeted airports.
“The time is now for a green revolution in the
aviation industry. This exciting collaboration brings together
leaders in the aviation industry with leaders in green energy for
a better, greener, cleaner future,” said FFI founder and chairman
Dr. Andrew Forrest AO. “People want to
be able to see their friends and loved ones in other countries.
They want to be able to explore new places. They want to see the
world. But we also want there to be a world for the future. By
helping to enable a greener aviation industry, we pave the way for
the future generation to be able to live in this global society
too, and doing so without sacrificing the planet.”
Airbus will provide characteristics on fleet
energy usage, scenarios for hydrogen demand in aviation, refueling
specifications and aviation regulatory framework.
“Partnerships and cross-sectoral approaches are a
necessity to make zero emission aviation a reality. Airbus is
preparing itself to put a zero emission aircraft in service by
2035. But this will only be possible if we can ensure enough green
hydrogen is produced worldwide and I’m thrilled to see FFI
enthusiasm with regards to our ambition,” said Glenn Llewellyn,
Airbus VP Zero Emission Aircraft.