HOSTED BY ZEROAVIA
The industry-leading event for exploring the adoption, advances, and potential of hydrogen aviation. A forum for discussion to drive consensus and rapid deployment of the only long-term,
scalable solution to effectively decarbonize the aviation industry.
Speakers
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Why Attend?
As the 2021 report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change removes any doubt that human activity is driving unprecedented climate change, its sobering truths illuminate the need for urgent action now and in the future. It also offers real hope that urgent targeted action, if taken, could prevent many of the most terrible consequences.

Aviation is one of those critical areas. While aviation represents only 2% of global carbon emissions and 12% of transport’s contribution, those figures are expected to grow. New climate modeling techniques reveal that total aviation emissions are warming the climate at about
three times the rate of CO2 aviation emissions alone.

Hydrogen-electric stands out as the only meaningful and practical solution for true zero-emission flight, and will be critical in reducing aviation’s environmental impact for current and future generations.

A new golden age of aviation is upon us, and its is being lead by hydrogen power. ZeroAvia’s 2021 Hydrogen Aviation Summit will cover the latest technology developments in the sector, the path towards operator adoption, implementation pathways, and financing considerations. Discover and learn more about the breakthroughs and progress being made to put emissions free aircraft in the sky as soon as possible.


Join industry, regulatory, and government leaders to hear their insights into how hydrogen is poised to commercialize within a few years and how the industry can best prepare to lead aviation into a new era of zero-emission flight.
Date and time
October 26 – 27
11 am – 2 pm EDT /
4 pm – 7 pm BST


Location
Virtual
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About the Summit
Senior figures from the full spectrum of aerospace and hydrogen industries, finance, regulators, and government will join our sessions to share insights into how hydrogen is poised to enter service within a few years. We will also discuss how the industry can best prepare to lead aviation into a new era of zero-emission flight. The Summit will also include exciting updates and insights from the ZeroAvia team’s cutting-edge R&D. For an idea of what to expect, check out the 2020 ZeroAvia Annual Sustainable Aviation Summit.

This virtual summit will include two days of sessions, both from 11 am–2 pm EDT (4 pm–7 pm BST), with each day consisting of a keynote address and two panel discussions.
Robert Courts MP
Robert Courts MP
UK AVIATION MINISTER
TUESDAY OCTOBER 26
Spearheading R&D
Keynote — Day 1
4 PM BST    /   11 AM ET    /    9 AM PT
Session Chair
Valery Miftakhov
Valery Miftakhov
FOUNDER & CEO, ZEROAVIA
Session 1: Hydrogen is Here – Powerplant R&D Deep Dive
4:30 PM BST   /   11:30 AM ET  /  9:30 AM PT


Zero-emission aviation is taking off, and with some countries restricting regional flights to manage climate change, low-carbon solutions are needed now. The market of hydrogen aviation solutions continues to expand.

In this session, the audiences will hear from key players who are driving the technological development of hydrogen in aviation. Attendees will learn about the latest research surrounding fuel cells, liquid hydrogen and hydrogen-hybrid solutions. Participants come away with a firm grasp of why hydrogen is critical for the future of aviation and how forward-looking players can act now to take leading positions for years to come.
Chris Gear
Chris Gear
PROJECT DIRECTOR
FLY ZERO, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Karl Samuelsson
Karl Samuelsson
DIRECTOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, POWERCELL SWEDEN AB
Glenn Llewellyn
Glenn Llewellyn
VP, ZERO EMISSION AIRCRAFT, AIRBUS
Robert Llewellyn
Robert Llewellyn
FOUNDER AND JOINT CEO,
FULLY CHARGED
Session Chair
Session 2: Convergence of Technology Advancement
5:45 PM BST  /  12:45 PM ET  /  10:45 AM PT


With the aviation industry looking toward alternative fueling sources, innovators must also take into account other aspects of aircraft design and the underlying technology. The technical configuration of hydrogen powered flight requires addressing components of the entire aircraft and balancing inefficiencies with opportunities to leverage system strengths and fill inefficiencies.

This session will focus on several key components that are imperative to making zero-emission aircraft a reality. The audience will leave with an understanding of how modern technology has made hydrogen creation, tank design, stacks, and motors the ultimate cocktail for zero-carbon flight, as well as the role of highly complex software in driving fuel cell operations.
Margaret Haswell
Margaret Haswell
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING MANAGER AT MHIRJ
Craig Knight
Craig Knight
HYZON MOTORS CEO
Matt Buchholz
Matt Buchholz
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, HEXAGON PURUS
Alex Ivanenko
Alex Ivanenko
FOUNDER, CEO AT HYPOINT
Carrie Harris
Carrie Harris
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY AT BRITISH AIRWAYS
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27
Spearheading Deployment
Keynote — Day 2
4 PM BST    /   11 AM ET    /    9 AM PT
Graham Warwick
Graham Warwick
MANAGING EDITOR–TECHNOLOGY, AVIATION WEEK
Session Chair
Session 3: Hydrogen Aircraft Refueling — Complexities, Opportunities, Threats
4:30 PM BST   /   11:30 AM ET  /  9:30 AM PT


With hydrogen-electric technology closing in on certification for commercial configurations, industry players consider where they need to invest and focus. For airlines, the opportunities for reduced operating costs and emissions are strong incentives, particularly with some countries legislating against regional aviation, but implementing new technologies across their fleet and ground operations presents challenges.

For airports, the ability to attract more point-to-point passengers and reduced noise from electric aircraft is considered, alongside the required infrastructure expenditure and operational changes.

How exactly can hydrogen refueling be rolled out in an airport setting, and how do airports keep up with demand and scale as hydrogen-electric aircraft begin to soar? Where are the risks and barriers to implementation, and who will need to regulate new infrastructure? How can it be financed, and how do the business models differ from existing fuels? This session will invite a detailed discussion of the practicalities necessary to delivering refueling infrastructure and invite a debate about the best path forward for a common approach.
Ahmad Bakkar
Ahmad Bakkar
HEAD OF STRATEGY & INNOVATION, ROTTERDAM THE HAGUE AIRPORT
Paul Bogers
Paul Bogers
VP HYDROGEN, SHELL
Ben Eaton
Ben Eaton
ENGINEERING DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER, OCTOPUS HYDROGEN
Peggy Hollinger
Peggy Hollinger
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDITOR, ASSISTANT EDITOR AT FINANCIAL TIMES
Session Chair
Session 4: H2 Zero-Emission Applications at Airports
5:45 PM BST  /  12:45 PM ET  /  10:45 AM PT


For the aviation industry, the focus has been on the pressing need to decarbonise. The benefits that low-carbon hydrogen can deliver as a propulsion technology given the breakthroughs in flight demonstrations. However, the potential of  hydrogen to decarbonise more than just flight in an airport setting, has yet to be fully considered.From ground transport, cargo and warehouse settings, backup and stationary power - the future of hydrogen at airports can be dramatic and far-reaching.

This session will examine the full range of applications that hydrogen can bring to the aviation industry. In addition, hydrogen’s role in the full ecosystem of air travel will be examined.
Diana Birkett Rakow
Diana Birkett Rakow
VP, PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND SUSTAINABILITY, ALASKA AIRLINES
Phil Blythe
Phil Blythe
PROF OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AT NEWCASTLE UNI
​Julian Renz
​Julian Renz
PARTNERSHIPS & SPECIAL PROJECTS, ZEROAVIA