Sweden and Norway will develop hydrogen infrastructure to decarbonize the aviation industry. Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall have signed an agreement.
Swedish state-owned multinational power company Vattenfall announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall to explore the feasibility of hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. In a statement, it was noted that this agreement is the first step of a one-year feasibility study covering two countries and more than 50 airports.
This collaboration is expected to provide a better understanding of hydrogen aircraft concepts and operations, supply, infrastructure and refueling needs at airports to help develop a hydrogen aviation ecosystem in Sweden and Norway.
The initiative reflects the partners’ shared passion to use their respective expertise to support the decarbonization of the aviation industry and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.