The growing need for mobility is making this property of the technology particularly relevant. People are doing a lot of traveling and covering great distances, while at the same time the global population is increasing. In a globalized world, meanwhile, goods need to be transported all around the planet. Meeting this ever-greater need for mobility and transportation, while taking account of climate change, requires sustainable solutions.
Airbus is backing hydrogen as the key technology behind its ZEROe aircraft concept in a bid to develop the first-ever zero-emissions aircraft for the commercial market by 2035. To this end, the European aerospace corporation is testing and studying numerous configurations and technological alternatives that use hydrogen, including generating electrical energy from fuel cells.
Airbus studied the fuel cell stack market in great detail before signing its deal with ElringKlinger, ultimately feeling confident that the company was the best candidate in the international selection process. The high performance density of its stacks and its extensive expertise in industrial-scale manufacturing processes were key factors in the decision to opt for ElringKlinger.