TECNALIA chosen to be Clean Aviation programme partner

11 January 2022
Clean aviation

“The Clean Aviation programme contributes to the Green Deal and to the EU Industrial Strategy”

The EU Partnership for Clean Aviation estimates public investment of €1.7bn and private partner investment of at least €2.4bn.

This research and innovation programme is the most ambitious in the world for a sustainable aviation sector: it contributes to the Green Deal and the EU Industrial Strategy

Three promising technologies to achieve the stated objectives

Hybrid electric regional aircraft: Driving research and innovation into hybrid electrical power architectures and their integration, and maturing technologies towards the demonstration of novel configurations, on-board energy concepts, and flight control.

Ultra-efficient short and medium range aircraft: Addressing the short and medium range needs with innovative aircraft architectures that help to reduce emissions.

And disruptive technologies to enable hydrogen-powered aircraft: Enabling aircraft and engines to exploit the potential of hydrogen as a non-drop-in alternative zero-carbon fuel.

Two key milestones on the road towards net-zero emissions have been set by Clean Aviation:

  • 2030: Demonstration and introduction of low-emission aircraft concepts that exploit the results of clean aviation research, making use of sustainable fuels and optimising green operations, so that these innovations can be introduced in the market between 2030 and 2035.
  • 2050: Emission-neutral aviation, through future technologies matured together with the full deployment of sustainable aviation fuels and alternative energy.

Sustainable aeronautical technology

Rosalinde van der Vlies,  new Director of the Clean Planet Directorate in the European Commission's DG Research and Innovation, and Chair of the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking, declared that the goal of Clean Aviation was to achieve climate neutrality in aviation by 2050, in line with the European Green Deal.

TECNALIA is part of this programme and is strengthening its commitment to the development of sustainable aeronautical technology.