ZeroAvia Receives BusinessGreen Leader Award for Best Transport Project of the Year
September 28, 2021
The company is recognized for its hydrogen-electric powertrain for aviation and efforts to achieve zero-emission air travel.
KEMBLE, UK, September 28, 2021 – As the world looks toward more sustainable air transport, BusinessGreen recognised ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric powertrain as the winner of the Transport Project of the Year in its annual 2021 Leaders Awards, hosted as part of the Net Zero Festival. The company offers the first practical solutions for decarbonising aviation and utilises hydrogen-fueled powertrain technology to replace conventional engines in commercial aircraft.
“ZeroAvia is now firmly established as a world-leading player in the green aviation market, and the company stood out for the judges thanks to a stellar 18 months that have seen it chalk off numerous technical and commercial milestones on the path to zero-emission flight,” reported the BusinessGreen Leader Award Committee.
The Transport of the Year category recognises projects that have cut the environmental impact of transport activities in the past year, through improved efficiency, reduced air pollution, lower carbon emissions, or other means. This award honours innovative and effective initiatives that have successfully delivered new technologies or ways to tackle our transport infrastructure's environmental and social costs.
Val Miftakhov, CEO and founder of ZeroAvia, said:
“We are honoured to be recognised by the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards as it demonstrates the importance and timeliness of our mission to make cleaner aviation possible. Adoption of our technology results not only in true zero-emission flight but also in lower fuel and maintenance costs. We are excited to begin implementing our powertrain on larger aircraft and continuing showcasing its revolutionary potential.”
ZeroAvia recently completed the first high-power ground tests of their new 19-seat, zero-emission aviation powertrain system in California last month. The ground test involved ZeroAvia’s flight-intent 600kW powertrain, pulling ZeroAvia’s new 15-ton HyperTruck mobile ground testing platform across the tarmac. In June 2021, the company announced the procurement of two Dornier 228 aircraft for the next phase of its 19-seat program. In March 2021, ZeroAvia launched the development programme for a 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for full-size regional aircraft. ZeroAvia completed its first commercial-scale hydrogen-electric-powered flight in September 2020 at Cranfield Airport.
The BusinessGreen Leaders award ceremony took place on September 22 in London.
ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, focused on hydrogen-electric aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting 500 mile range in 9-19 seat aircraft used for commercial passenger transport, cargo, agriculture, and more. Based in the UK and USA, ZeroAvia has already secured experimental certificates for two prototype aircraft from the CAA and FAA, passed significant flight test milestones, and is on track for commercial operations in 2024. The company’s expanding UK operations are supported by grants from UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute and Innovate UK, and ZeroAvia is part of the UK Prime Minister’s Jet Zero Council. For more, please visit ZeroAvia.com, follow @ZeroAvia on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.