The aerospace sector’s shift to hydrogen at the scale required to decarbonise will be dependent on the ability to produce, handle and store liquid hydrogen. As the sector most likely to lead the use of liquid hydrogen, it is driving not only demand for the fuel, but also the need for cryogenic research, skills and infrastructure to develop and test the required technology.
The HCN team have been gathering requirements from across the sector and shaping proposed interventions to provide solutions to these areas, taking a phased approach to meet the needs over time.
The HCN recommends five key interventions for Phase 1:
Priority research coordination & delivery
Materials methods, standards & testing*
Test & demonstration – R&T test hubs
Liquid hydrogen supply
Skills & training
*Help shape intervention two
You are invited to feedback on the proposed materials methods, standards & testing intervention. To view our blog post and video before submitting feedback via a short survey, visit the news section on the Hydrogen Capability Network webpage.