PowerCell Joins EU’s Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking in Newborn Project

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The Swedish fuel cell manufacturer, PowerCell, has recently joined the Newborn project, which is part of the European Union’s Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking. The aim of the project is to create an environmentally sustainable aviation system powered by hydrogen.

Project Details:

The EU’s Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking consists of 20 projects with a budget exceeding 700 million euros, and it is aimed at supporting the EU Green Deal. The Newborn project is led by Honeywell and 18 partners from 10 European countries.

PowerCell’s Contribution:

PowerCell brings its advanced fuel cell technology and expertise to the Newborn project, working on developing a 300 kW product platform. The company has a leading position in fuel cell electric powertrains for aviation and has recently signed a contract with ZeroAvia for the industry’s first series deliveries of fuel cell stacks for aircrafts.

Collaboration between Industries:

The collaboration between PowerCell’s leading fuel cell engineers and experts from the aviation industry will challenge the limits of fuel stack production and the company expects to be able to apply the future product platform to other customer segments that have high demands on durability and resistance.

Quote from PowerCell SVP Engineering:

“I am excited that PowerCell has joined the Newborn project,” says Lisa Kylhammar, SVP Engineering at PowerCell Sweden AB. “I am convinced that the collaboration within the project will allow us to challenge the limits of how light and energy dense stacks can be produced.”

Commitment to Paris Agreement:

“We are proud to have been selected to be part of project Newborn,” says Richard Berkling, CEO of PowerCell. “We are committed to contribute to the goals of the Paris Agreement and an important part of this commitment is to be part of the development of emission-free aviation.”



With PowerCell’s expertise and technology, the Newborn project is poised to make a significant impact on the development of sustainable aviation. The collaboration between industries will bring new advancements to fuel cell technology, offering a solution to industries that demand high power density and durability.

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