By Maitane Sardon

 

Airbus SE said Thursday that it has partnered with industrial gases company Linde PLC to develop the infrastructure to supply aircrafts with hydrogen, a clean fuel that can help the aviation sector cut its environmental footprint.

The European plane maker said both companies would define and launch pilot projects at several airports starting next year. Furthermore, they will work on the technology to make power-to-liquid fuels, a type of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, or SAF, made from the combination of green hydrogen with carbon monoxide, it said.

"We are advancing well with hydrogen as an important technology pathway to achieve our ambition of bringing a zero-emission commercial aircraft to market by 2035," said Airbus Chief Technical Officer Sabine Klauke.

Airbus said it has so far signed agreements with partners and airports in France, Italy, South Korea, Japan and Singapore for the project.

 

Write to Maitane Sardon at maitane.sardon@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 23, 2022 07:10 ET (11:10 GMT)

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