Airbus joins a coalition for sustainable aviation

Airbus has joined the Coalition for the Energy of the Future to support finding innovative solutions to reduce the CO2 emissions in the aviation industry.

The Coalition announced seven projects to be developed this year: green hydrogen; biofuel; carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG); green electricity; zero-emission vehicles for roads; air and sea transportation; digital eco-calculator of the global transport chain; and green intermodal hubs.

The Coalition wants to capitalise on Carrefour projects Cathyope and H2Haul to experiment for the first time in Europe hydrogen-powered fuel cell long-distance zero-emission trucks. And propose a consolidated order book for goods’ transportation on French and European roads by the end of the first half of the year to accelerate hydrogen availability.

Moreover, in the first quarter of this year, the Coalition also plans to present its roadmap for developing innovative R&D projects around hydrogen or ammonia.

The Coalition was launched in 2019 to accelerate developing future energies and technologies for developing new green mobility models and help reduce emission. Joining with Airbus, Bureau Veritas (a leader in testing, inspection and certification), and PSA International (a global port group and partner to cargo stakeholders) also joined the Coalition taking the total numbers to 14 members. The members agreed to continue to work closely to develop new concrete projects to help tackle emission.

Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice President Engineering, Airbus, said, “We are convinced of the benefits that joint initiatives can bring in finding innovative solutions to reduce the C02 emissions of our industry.”

The other members in the Coalition are AWS, Carrefour, CMA CGM Group, Cluster Maritime Français, Crédit Agricole Cib, Engie, Faurecia, Michelin, Schneider Electric, Total and Wärtsilä.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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