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IHI selected by NEDO to accelerate aircraft electrification efforts in Japan

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has announced the selection of IHI Corporation for development initiatives under the Green Innovation Fund program. The initiative aims to advance the next generation of aircraft development focusing on electric power control, thermal and air management systems.

IHI, renowned for its engineering expertise, is developing leading aviation electrification technologies such as megawatt generators and the world’s most powerful aircraft electric turbo compressor. Taking advantage of these core electric technologies, the company will create an integrated power control system for the airframe utilizing the benefits of the hybrid electric propulsion system and air conditioning system. The goal is to establish an airframe system concept that will provide lower fuel consumption than conventional aircraft, thereby contributing to environmental sustainability.

The project will run for approximately seven years, ending by the end of the financial year in March 2031. Through this initiative, IHI aims to help achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, including aircraft electrification, adoption of hydrogen fuel, and the development and commercialization of synthetics. fuel. This effort by IHI is an important decision in pursuing carbon-neutral aviation that is both environmentally friendly and economically viable.

IHI selected by NEDO to accelerate aircraft electrification efforts in Japan

NEDO’s decision to establish a Green Innovation Fund of 2 trillion yen (US$13 billion) underlines its commitment to boost efforts toward carbon neutrality by 2050. The fund will be used to support public and private sector organizations in achieving specific targets in research and development, performance over the next ten years. And it is social implementation, particularly in the 14 priority areas outlined in the Green Growth Strategy. Action plans have also been prepared in this Green Growth Strategy.

This collaboration between NEDO and IHI aims to accelerate the development and adoption of sustainable aviation technologies, and is an important step towards linking with global efforts to combat climate change and promote green industrial practices.

Source: IHI, chargedevs and greencarcongress

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