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British Airways invests in hydrogen aircraft specialist

Hydrogen-electric aircraft may be a viable zero-emissions solution for short-to-medium range routes

British Airways today joined a group of investors funding hydrogen-electric fuel cell aircraft company ZeroAvia, in line with its net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 pledge. The zero-emission aviation firm is part of in industry trend to explore the potential role of hydrogen in one of the hardest-to-abate sectors. The global aviation industry is a big emitter of carbon and will face much higher costs at some point in the next decade—despite the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) watering down the rules of its carbon offset market in the wake of the collapse in air travel due to Covid-19. “We support the development of hydrogen as an alternative fuel source because we

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