THE NEW ZEALAND HYDROGEN
WORKING TOGETHER TO DESIGN AN ECOSYSTEM FOR
GREEN HYDROGEN AVIATION WITHIN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND.
Aviation is critical to New Zealand’s present and future prosperity.
New Zealand's geographical remoteness from international markets necessitates a heavy reliance on carbon intensive, long-haul aviation at present. International consumers are increasingly scrutinising the emissions impact of the products and services they use. For New Zealand to retain confidence in vital export industries like tourism, proactive measures must be taken to reduce their overall greenhouse gas emissions.
The aviation sector is taking on these challenges to help New Zealand achieve its net zero by 2050 target.
The New Zealand Hydrogen Aviation Consortium has come together to lay the groundwork for the effective deployment of green hydrogen powered aviation and to transition New Zealand’s airports into hydrogen hubs serving both aviation and non-aviation users.
The consortium partners are international aerospace leader Airbus, global green energy company Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), leading world airline Air New Zealand, next generation energy company Hiringa Energy, liquid hydrogen solution pioneers Fabrum and New Zealand’s Christchurch Airport.