The hydrogen fuel cell being supplied by the company is being used to charge Air One’s fleet of EV service vehicles. This follows the Collaboration Agreement AFC Energy signed with Urban-Air Port Limited in September 2021.

Being developed by Supernal and Urban-Air Port, the Air-One deployable operations hub will enable the refuelling of several variations of zero-emission air transportation.

This can support the scaling of the hydrogen aircraft sector with the vertiport also expected to be rolled out across cities worldwide.

The 17,000 square-foot radial Air-One was constructed in 11 weeks within the city of Coventry, UK.

This is divided into fully outfitted zones, including a passenger lounge, café, retail pop-up, cargo logistics hub, electric and hydrogen air vehicle hangar, security screening, command and control centre.

The zones are anchored by a patented 56-foot circular final approach and takeoff (FATO) platform that raises 19 feet in the sky – using a compact, state-of-the-art, synchronised link-lift system – to enable future electric air vehicle takeoffs and landings.

Hydrogen fuel cells will power EV chargers at the vertiport providing stable, reliant and green energy to zero-emission electrical aircraft

Adam Bond, CEO of AFC Energy, said, “AFC Energy is pleased to be partnering with Urban-Air Port in support of its bold vision to decarbonise air and ground based transportation through its modular hub ecosystems in both dense urban and remote locations.

“This aligns with our commitment to eradicate the use of diesel generation in grid constrained environments, and we look forward to expanding our partnership with Urban-Air Port.”

Adrian Zanelli, CEO of Urban-Air Port Ltd, said, “AFC Energy are creating the zero-emission off-grid power solutions of the future, their vision and execution in this field is unmatched, making them a perfect partner for Urban-Air Port.

“We’re proud to have AFC Energy alongside us providing clean green off-grid power at our Air One demonstration of the world’s first operational vertiport.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.