ZeroAvia Celebrates U.S. National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
October 8, 2021
HOLLISTER, Calif., October 8, 2021 – Today, ZeroAvia joined the United States in celebrating the seventh annual National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, which marks the growth of the industry by raising awareness of the benefits fuel cell technologies and hydrogen energy provide in reducing emissions while driving economic growth.
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day is observed on October 8 to recognize the atomic weight of hydrogen - 1.008. Hydrogen is already providing fuel, feedstock, and power to wide-ranging sectors of the U.S.
Val Miftakhov, CEO and founder of ZeroAvia, said:
“Throughout the past year, we have seen tremendous growth in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, and we could not be more proud to be one of the many organizations driving this growth. We are starting to see the world shift and recognize the potential of hydrogen technology. With this, we can expect to see more political support and more industries look to adopt hydrogen-fueled solutions.”
ZeroAvia offers the first practical solution for decarbonizing the aviation industry and utilizes hydrogen-electric powertrain technology to replace conventional engines in commercial aircraft. Adoption of this technology results in true zero-emission flight and lower fuel and maintenance costs. 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, seen here, involved ZeroAvia’s flight-intent 600kW powertrain, pulling ZeroAvia’s new 15-ton HyperTruck mobile ground testing platform across the tarmac.
Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies offer a clear pathway toward low- and no-carbon emissions economic growth while creating high-quality jobs and spurring advanced American manufacturing. As countries worldwide increasingly look to hydrogen as a clean energy pathway, the U.S. is uniquely well-positioned to take a leadership role. By leveraging abundant resources and a robust industrial sector, the U.S. hydrogen industry can spur American energy innovation and promote economic competitiveness.
For more information on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, please visit www.hydrogenandfuelcellday.org
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.