Decarbonizing aviation is a big challenge. It is one of the most carbon intensive business sectors in the modern world and change comes slowly to the aviation industry. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies offer a pathway to decarbonize regional flights in the not-so-distant future and big names are looking at potential solutions for long-haul flights in the longer term. But even if we build the aircraft that can use hydrogen as a fuel, how do we get the fuel to them in a timely, reliable, and cost-efficient way?
Fortunately, some of the brightest people in the room are working on this problem. Paul Eremenko, CEO of Universal Hydrogen, and his team are building a capsule-based hydrogen transport and storage solution for both gaseous and liquid hydrogen that they say can make hydrogen-powered flight possible by 2025. Paul comes on the show to tell the EAH team how aviation is the "killer app for hydrogen" and what he means when he says Universal Hydrogen is building the "Nespresso(™) of aviation fueling." THIS IS AN AWESOME CONVERSATION, PEOPLE! DON'T MISS IT!
Universal Hydrogen website: https://www.hydrogen.aero/
Bloomberg article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-23/universal-hydrogen-wants-to-get-fuel-cell-planes-ready-to-fly-by-2024
Aviation Today: https://www.aviationtoday.com/2020/09/23/universal-hydrogen-secures-electric-propulsion-supplier-magnix/
Plug Power PR re partnership: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/09/23/2097971/0/en/Plug-Power-Partners-with-Universal-Hydrogen-on-Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Propulsion-System-for-Regional-Turboprop-Aircraft.html