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HYdrogen DEmonstrator for Aviation

Description du projet

Un système de propulsion à l’hydrogène pour l’aviation

L’hydrogène (H2) est considéré comme la technologie zéro émission la plus prometteuse pour réduire l’impact de l’aviation sur le climat d’ici à 2035, en conformité avec le pacte vert pour l’Europe et le SRIA (programme stratégique pour la recherche et l’innovation) Clean Aviation. Dans ce contexte, le projet HYDEA, financé par l’UE, proposera un plan de maturation technologique robuste et efficace pour développer un système de propulsion H2. Il démontrera par le menu la possibilité d’une propulsion à l’hydrogène pour les moteurs d’avion dans un délai réduit (2023-2026), et ce, jusqu’à l’essai au sol. HYDEA abordera un ensemble de questions fondamentales en matière d’utilisation de l’hydrogène comme carburant pour l’aviation, notamment les études et les technologies relatives aux émissions, et ouvrira la voie au développement et à la certification de nouveaux produits intégrant cette technologie.

Objectif

The HYDEA project, which stands for “HYdrogen DEmonstrator for Aviation”, proposes a strong and time-effective technology maturation plan to develop an H2 propulsion system to secure an Entry Into Service of a zero-CO2 low-emission aircraft by 2035, consistently with the expected timeframe of the European Green Deal and CA SRIA objectives. HYDEA will holistically demonstrate the feasibility of hydrogen propulsion on an aircraft engine in a compacted timeframe (2023-2026) up to Ground test. The project aims to address fundamental questions related to the use of hydrogen as an aviation fuel, also including emission studies and technologies, which will serve as an outlook to future engines. Moreover, HYDEA will pave the way toward the development and certification of new products integrating hydrogen technology. HYDEA results will be core for the ZEROe technology exploration project, launched by Airbus in 2020. As the demonstrator may not be fully reflective of a future product, a series of studies and activities will be performed to help understand what the impact of simplifications introduced on the demonstrator could be, and how to close the identified gaps with a potential future product, for instance NOx optimization studies, potential contrails emissions and further optimization of the integration of all the subsystems, with the propulsion system and the aircraft. The revolutionary technologies in scope on the one hand and the need to maintain a clear focus on impact and EIS 2035 on the other, call for an early engagement and dialogue with EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) within HYDEA, starting from phase 1. HYDEA’s ambition will greatly benefit from a consortium which is heterogenous in nature and spaces from large OEMs to SMEs to RTOs to Accademia. It is also geographically widespread as it can count on ten different countries: Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland and Ukraine.

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Coordinateur

GE AVIO SRL
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 13 318 002,00
Adresse
Via i maggio 99
10040 Rivalta di torino
Italie

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Région
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Liens
Autres sources de financement
€ 5 707 715,50

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