Universal Hydrogen has announced a collaboration to study and develop a green hydrogen supply and logistics solution to enable the use of hydrogen-powered aircraft by Japanese airlines. Hydrogen Industry Leaders looks at how the collaboration will help boost sustainable aviation.
Alongside Sojitz Corporation, Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc, and an undisclosed Japanese partner, Universal Hydrogen will study a modular hydrogen delivery system for Japanese airlines.
Paul Eremenko, Co-founder and CEO of Universal Hydrogen, explained that collaboration is crucial to meeting decarbonisation targets: “To meet aviation’s ambitious decarbonisation goals, we must collaborate in those markets with the most robust appetite for green aviation solutions; Japan is one of those markets.
“With our Japanese partners—all of whom are global leaders in their industries—we have built a powerful alliance to build a hydrogen infrastructure solution for aviation.”
Under the terms of the collaboration, the companies will collectively identify, evaluate, and qualify local hydrogen suppliers and partners for hydrogen production, hydrogen module filling, and module delivery operations.
Component manufacturers and suppliers will also be liaised with via this partnership alongside Japanese government agencies and potential customers. The companies will collaborate on studying marketing strategies, leasing and financing options for both Universal Hydrogen’s powertrain conversion kits and modular hydrogen capsules.