Insider - Peter A Walker

The UK’s first aviation-based hydrogen summit heard the results of a feasibility study into zero-emissions flights

The infrastructure needed to support zero-emission flight could be in place in Scotland as early as 2027.

That's what attendees at the Glasgow Airport Hydrogen Innovation Hub summit heard on Thursday. Held at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, the event brought sector leaders in aviation, finance, aerospace, renewables and engineering together with academia and government.

A consortium led by Glasgow Airport and net zero consulting co-developer Ikigai Group was set up in May last year, with funding from the Scottish Government’s £7m Hydrogen Innovation Scheme.

The Glasgow Airport Hydrogen Innovation Hub consortium was tasked with delivering a feasibility study to determine the most efficient, bankable, green hydrogen production, storage and refuelling solutions, and to assess the operational feasibility of a multi-modal hydrogen hub at the airport.

The interim results of the study were presented to more than 100 attendees at the summit.

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