7 Sep 2023

NZ ideal place to develop low-emission aviation fuel according to report

From Morning Report, 6:49 am on 7 September 2023

Six international companies - including Air New Zealand, Christchurch Airport and Airbus - have banded together to study opportunities for using green hydrogen to fuel aviation.

In a report released this morning, the group says New Zealand is an ideal place to develop the low-emission fuel alternative, thanks to our short domestic flight times and high percentage of renewable electricity generation.

Chris Boyle is a co-founder of Christchurch-based engineering company Fabrum - which is already working on hydrogen aviation projects overseas.

He said that if any place can make this work, it will be New Zealand.

Boyle spoke to Corin Dann.