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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.
Day 1: Spearheading R&D
Day 2: Spearheading Deployment
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 it is being lead by hydrogen power. ZeroAvia’s 2021 Hydrogen Aviation Summit covers 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.
Senior figures from the full spectrum of aerospace and hydrogen industries, finance, regulators, and government have joined our panels to share insights into how hydrogen is poised to enter service within a few years. We have also discussed how the industry could best prepare to lead aviation into a new era of zero-emission flight. The Summit included exciting updates and insights from the ZeroAvia team’s cutting-edge R&D. Finally, check out the 2020 ZeroAvia Annual Sustainable Aviation Summit.
Hydrogen Summit interactive programme
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 26
Master of Ceremonies
Panel 1: Hydrogen is Here – Powerplant R&D Deep Dive
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 panel, 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.
Panel 2: Convergence of Technology Advancement
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 panel 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.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27
Master of Ceremonies
Panel 3: Hydrogen Aircraft Refueling — Complexities, Opportunities, Threats
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 panel 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.
Panel 4: H2 Zero-Emission Applications at Airports
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 panel 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.
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