Airports are transit hubs at the heart of the mobility network. As such, they are ideal locations for refueling stations which can be used for hydrogen refueling of both internal vehicle fleets and mobility solutions for accessing the airport.

Transforming the airport into a hydrogen hub

Hydrogen can be used as an energy carrier for both land and air mobility applications.
Hydrogen refueling stations can be used to refuel mobility solutions for accessing the airport, as well as the logistics and industrial vehicles required for airport operations and the aircraft themselves.
To meet this challenge, airports can become hydrogen hubs capable of dispensing hydrogen in high quantities, thereby playing a key role in the development of low-carbon mobility.

Hydrogen for airport handling

Ground logistics in airports involves a wide range of hydrogen vehicles: Forklifts, cherry pickers, baggage handling vehicles, shuttles, runway equipment and more... Implementing hydrogen-powered captive fleets helps maintain productivity while reducing CO2 emissions at the operating site.2 sur le lieu d’utilisation.

HRS supplies hydrogen refueling solutions adapted to the needs of commercial and logistics vehicle fleets.

Installed either on the tarmac, in a hangar or in a terminal, an HRS station can be used to refuel vehicles in just a few minutes. Our station is modular and can be adapted to suit requirements. Depending on the application, the station can be used for either rapid refueling of individual vehicles or slow refueling of several vehicles simultaneously on site.

Hydrogen-powered aircraft

To reduce reliance on fossil fuels, in particular kerosene, clean and sustainable alternative energy sources must be found.

Hydrogen can be used to refuel aircraft either via direct combustion or by powering a fuel cell.

Airbus has set a 2035 target for the launch of a hydrogen-powered short-to-medium-haul aircraft1.

Hydrogen could be powering 38% of aircraft by 2050, and HRS is also aiming to develop technological solutions for refueling long-haul aviation applications, supporting Beyond Aero in its development of the world's first hydrogen-powered business jet.

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Low-carbon aircraft – a real European challenge

European policy requires environmental action to achieve the objectives set out in the « Fit for 55 » climate package. 

The ReFuelEU regulation sets targets for the distribution of sustainable fuels for airport aviation (63% by 2050) and aims to guarantee the necessary infrastructure for supply, storage and refueling at airports3.

1 Airbus 2 McKinsey European Commission

Advantages of hydrogen for aviation