ZeroAvia will get 100 percent green hydrogen from the newly established d hydrogens arms of Octopus Hydrogen and Octopus Energy Group. ZeroAvia hydrogen in their R&D center at the Cotswold Airport in the United Kingdom. The green hydrogen will be used for certification and testing for their first commercial operations in electric aircraft using powertrain technology. The Supply from Octopus Hydrogen will be supplemented by the onsite electrolysis hydrogen, which powers the HyFlyer II project. The UK government has supported the program intending to develop a 600kW hydrogen-electric fuel powertrain.
The engine is expected to be an aircraft with a seating capacity of 19 passengers and can fly a 500 nautical mile range. The powertrain technology is expected to enter the market by b2024, ensuring the adoption of commercial zero-emission flights. In addition, ZeroAvia expects by 2024 that Octopus Hydrogen will supply more than 250 kilograms of green, cell-grade fuel with high pressure per day, which will be delivered to the ZeroAvia refueling unit. Green hydrogen remains the critical feature in the aviation industry where even the UK government has recognized it as a hydrogen strategy.
In ensuring this comes to force, ZeroAvia and their partners in HighFlyer projects have constructed a refueling point known as Hydrogen Airport Refueling Ecosystem (HARE), which also doubles as an onsite electrolyze. The HARE system also got used to test the six-seater Piper Malibu aircraft, which brought the part of HyFlyer I and will get used for HyFlyer II. ZeroAvia, as a new company in the Octopus Energy Group, Octopus Hydrogen gets the locally distributed green hydrogen as a service. In addition, it ensures the distribution of heavy goods, energy storage, aviation, and industrial applications to ensure the environment reaches zero and clean carbon in the future. Octopus Hydrogen is expected to supply fuel cell grade green hydrogen in 350 or 700 ranging from 200kg to 1000 kg.