Larger commercial aircraft powered by green H2 are a promising alternative for more climate-friendly aviation. The use of H2 can only contribute to climate protection if it is produced from renewable energy sources. In addition to the need to develop new propulsion systems and aircraft concepts, one of the greatest challenges is the deployment of a corresponding green and liquid H2 infrastructure that enables competitive costs for the operation of such aircraft.
In this project, concepts for global H2 supply infrastructures are developed for refueling H2-powered aircraft. The aim is to identify long-term perspectives and possible transition paths in line with a global energy transition and to derive recommendations for politics and industry. The scope of the project focuses on three different levels: the global H2 potentials for aviation, the European energy system with the associated scope as in countries of Africa and the Middle East and the local implementation at airports.