Clean Aviation awards over EUR 700 million for disruptive technology research to power the climate-neutral aircraft of the future.
On 27 September the Governing Board (GB) of Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking (CAJU) has approved funding of over EUR 700 million for 20 projects researching innovative solutions to power the next generation of sustainable aircraft and to support EU Green Deal ambitions for a climate-neutral future.
The 20 successful projects cover 14 topics elaborated from the “Clean Aviation Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)” built around 3 thrusts:
– Hydrogen-powered aircraft
– Hybrid Electric Regional aircraft
– Ultra-Efficient Short and Medium Range aircraft
The budget of over EUR 700 million has been allocated following a Call for Proposals closed in June and careful evaluation of the submitted proposals by independent experts. The official launch of projects is still subject to legal redress and to successful completion of grant preparation which will start in the coming days, targeted to be completed by the end of 2022.