ZeroAvia is a company aiming to decarbonize the entire aviation industry. It has taken delivery of a Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car located at its Cranfield base, which they intend to use in their ground-breaking Hydrogen Airport Refueling System (HARE). At ZeroAvia, HARE will be the first invention on airport zero-emission hydrogen production, refueling system, and storage. ZeroAvia, in partnership with the European Marine Energy Centre, is working on a UK funded project of decarbonizing small commercial aircraft by use of hydrogen.
In addition to providing hydrogen ecosystems, the ZeroAvia company is also planning on offering modular Hydrogen-electric aviation solutions in different aviation markets, including package delivery, commercial passenger transportation, and agriculture (Reuters).
Currently, the ZeroAvia aviation company it’s also working on inventing the first-ever commercial hydrogen-electric powered train, which is intended to facilitate longer distance zero-emission with many cargo and passengers. The aviation company has received experimental certificates for its two prototype aircraft, having passed various vital flight tests examinations, and aims to engage in commercial operations. The ZeroAvia company’s advancement in inventing the Hydrogen-fueled electric powertrain will help make the aviation industry sustainable for business and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the environment.
ZeroAvia aims to invent an aircraft with a similar performance level as a conventional aircraft engine but at a significantly reduced operating cost. According to the company’s founder and CEO, Val Miftakhov, he explains that using hydrogen that is used and produced from the local renewable energy is the most effective way of enabling zero-emission aircraft for commercial purposes. At ZeroAvia, the use of hydrogen fuel is much more economical compared to conventional turbine engines and battery-based systems technology in terms of operation cost. The cost of operating a zero via hydrogen-fueled aircraft is estimated to be close to half of the cost of flying a conventional turbine aircraft due to the reduced fuel input costs, lower maintenance costs, and higher powertrain efficiency.