UK Government Announces 2-Year Action Plan for Decarbonizing Aviation, Includes Hydrogen Technology Funding



The UK government has unveiled a two-year action plan to reach Jet Zero by 2050, as part of its ambitious goals to decarbonize faster than any other G7 nation, grow the economy, and support hundreds of thousands of green jobs.


The Jet Zero Council, comprising industry, academic, and government leaders, committed to accelerating the design, manufacture, and rollout of zero-emission aircraft and essential infrastructure at UK airports.



  • Jet Zero Council meets at Farnborough Airport and publishes 2-year-plan to support wider target of decarbonising aviation sector by 2050
  • Transport Secretary delivers keynote speech at Sustainable Skies World Summit, highlighting ongoing work to produce new technology and cleaner fuels
  • over £1 million government funding for important research into speeding up the development of liquid hydrogen aviation technology
  • comes as the government welcomes the report by expert Philip New setting out the conditions for a successful UK SAF industry


The plan focuses on accelerating sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production, investing in first-of-a-kind SAF plants, supporting large-scale scientific research, and reducing production costs. During the Sustainable Skies World Summit at Farnborough Airport, the UK government announced over £1 million in funding for research into the development of liquid hydrogen aviation technology.


The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has committed to funding the ‘UK Hydrogen Capability Network – Phase 0 Project’ as part of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme. The 12-month study, led by ATI, will work closely with industry partners to develop the operating model for open access research and development facilities, aimed at accelerating liquid hydrogen propulsion aircraft technologies in the UK. Additionally, the study will explore options for green liquid hydrogen supply.

Hot News

FuelCellChina Interviews