Hydroplane Highlights Its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powerplant Development at EBACE2022

By May 19, 2022 3   min read  (577 words)

May 19, 2022 |

Fuel Cells Works, Hydroplane Highlights Its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powerplant Development at EBACE2022

GENEVA – Los Angeles-based Hydroplane (EBACE Booth IZ_08) is participating in the 2022 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2022) May 23 -25, 2022, where it will showcase its work toward a modular hydrogen fuel cell powerplant for aviation and mobile energy storage.

Hydroplane’s large 9m x 9m booth is located in EBACE’s Innovation Zone in the company of the most pioneering future aviation technologies. Hydroplane CEO Dr. Anita Sengupta will also participate in EBACE’s Newsmakers Luncheon on May 23 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. She is serving on the “Sustainability – A Flight Plan for the Future” panel, which highlights visionaries making inroads in tomorrow’s sustainable aviation fuels and offsetting solutions.

“We are thrilled to share our work toward a future of clean aviation solutions at EBACE2022, Europe’s premiere event to experience future forward aviation technologies,” says Sengupta, a former NASA engineer turned entrepreneur. “Hydroplane’s hydrogen fuel cell powerplant will deliver affordable zero-emission electric propulsion for fixed wing and vertical lift aircraft while significantly outperforming batteries. Once proven on these platforms, the powerplant will then expand to support regional-range aircraft, reducing operating costs while boosting sustainability for business aviation.”

“Dr. Sengupta envisions a future of sustainability for business aviation and is a real thought leader in this space,” says Dan Hubbard, senior vice president of communications at NBAA. “We’re thrilled to have her as part of our Newsmaker’s Luncheon and as a larger part of sustainable aviation.”

A two-time Agility Prime grant winner, Hydroplane is a woman-owned company focused on developing affordable hydrogen fuel cell powerplant technology for existing single engine aircraft. Hydroplane’s 200 kW modular solution is designed to replace existing combustion powerplants in today’s single engine and tomorrow’s urban air mobility platforms, while simultaneously delivering a significant improvement in range, endurance, and payload over the battery-powered equivalent. The powerplant will also significantly lower operating costs compared to conventional piston engines.

Hydroplane is on track to fly its demonstrator aircraft in 2023.

Hydroplane hydrogen fuel powerplant benefits:

  • Electric aviation with regional range
  • No battery charging required
  • Zero carbon emissions
  • Longer flight time/further range than battery-powered engines
  • Low operations and maintenance costs
  • Reduced noise signature
  • Designed to be a direct replacement up to 1MW powerplants with competitive range and installation cost

The Hydroplane team consists of seasoned space program, aviation, and automotive engineers, and fuel cell technologists uniquely skilled and experienced in developing innovative new technology for NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin, Boeing, and academia.

Please visit Hydroplane, booth IZ-08, at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland, May 23 to 25, 2022, at the Palexpo.

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About Hydroplane

Founded by former NASA engineer Dr. Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane Ltd. is minority woman-owned small business focused on eliminating aviation carbon emissions. Sengupta’s team of space program-trained engineers are developing a modular hydrogen fuel cell powerplant for a range of aircraft and mobile energy storage applications. Hydroplane is a winner of two U.S. Air Force Agility Prime contracts to develop the novel technology for a range of government and commercial aviation uses.


EBACE2022 is a joint production between NBAA and EBAA showcasing the latest in business aviation throughout the European continent, including a variety of exciting near-future transportation technologies. The show brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel, and others involved in every aspect of business aviation. Learn more about EBACE2022:

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