Airbus and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Kawasaki) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to prepare the hydrogen-fueled ecosystem. The scope will include different aspects of the hydrogen supply chain, from hydrogen production to its delivery to airports and transfer onboard aircraft.
The MoU was signed at a ceremony in Tokyo, attended by Stéphane Ginoux, Head of the North Asia region for Airbus and President of Airbus Japan. And Motohiko Nishimura, Executive Officer and Deputy General Manager Hydrogen Strategy Division, Kawasaki.
Airbus and Kawasaki will jointly prepare a roadmap to address challenges and define an advocacy plan on hydrogen aviation needs through this initiative. Both parties will also pioneer the deployment of a hydrogen infrastructure for aviation. They are focusing on the development of Airport Hydrogen Hubs.
“We are very pleased to work with Japan’s leading hydrogen supplier Kawasaki. This partnership will accelerate and promote efforts by the Japanese government to achieve a carbon-neutral. Decarbonised society from overall aircraft operations in 2050,” said Stéphane Ginoux.
“We strongly believe in the use of hydrogen. Both in synthetic fuels and as a primary power source for commercial aircraft. Has the potential to reduce aviation’s climate impact significantly.”
“Hydrogen is a clean energy that emits no CO2 when used and is suitable as a sustainable fuel,” said Motohiko Nishikura. “We have specialised in developing infrastructure for liquefaction. Transportation, storage and transport to receiving terminals.
Contributing to the construction and expansion of supply chains for the hydrogen market. We are confident that our technology will connect the hydrogen production and consumption areas. Creating a new Hydrogen Road road.”
Each partner will leverage their complementary expertise to help define the potential opportunities. That hydrogen offers and supports the decarbonisation of the aviation industry.
Airbus will provide aircraft characteristics, fleet energy usage, and insight on hydrogen-powered aircraft for ground operations. Kawasaki will offer technology drivers on the various supply chain elements. While building infrastructure deployment scenarios for the supply of targeted airports.