The energy future of freight transport is 100% green

Advancing the green hydrogen revolution worldwide.

 

A 21st Century hydrogen dirigible

Unmatched speed, payload and cargo capacity, with zero CO2 or N0x emissions.

 

Disrupting multiple trillion $ industries

Transforming the air freight, clean energy and shipping industries worldwide.

 

The technology to unlock the hydrogen economy

A Pipeline in the SkyTM for green hydrogen transport worldwide.

 

H2 Clipper: A purpose-based company

A world operating on clean, sustainable and disruptively-efficient renewable energy.

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Air Speed (280 km/h)
340,000
Payload Capacity (150,000 kg)
265,000
Cargo Area (7,530+ m3)

175+ mph Air Speed

This is not your grand-daddy’s dirigible! The H2 Clipper uses the latest hydrogen fuel cells and powerful electric engines to travel globe-straddling distances of 6,000+ miles (9,656+ km) at speeds of 175 mph, or greater.

Massive Lift Capacity

Besides being clean, hydrogen is also the world’s lightest element. The H2 Clipper uses the lifting power of hydrogen to carry 340,000 pounds (150 metric tons) of payload 6,000 miles at 175 mph.

Enormous Cargo Volume

For transport companies, cargo volume is frequently a greater constraint than weight. With a cargo area of over 265,000 cubic feet, the H2 Clipper has 8 to 10 times more cargo space than any other air freighter.

6,000
Distance (9,650+ km)

< $0.25/ton-mile

Total Cost ($0.177 to $0.247/ton-mile)

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Renewable Energy

6,000+ Mile Range

By using liquid hydrogen and fuel cell technology for propulsion, the H2 Clipper can operate efficiently at service ranges from under 500 to well over 6,000 miles. At 175 mph, and using vertical take-off and landing, the H2 Clipper can deliver goods directly from a factory in China to a distribution center in the U.S. in less than 36 hours.

Disruptive Cost

With an average cruising speed of 175 mph, the H2 Clipper operates at a cost of between $0.177 to $0.247 per ton-mile for distances of 1,000 to 6,000 miles. This is less than one-quarter the cost of traditional air freighters. The combination of the airship’s range, speed, payload, and cost make the H2 Clipper highly disruptive.

Climate Pledge Friendly

The H2 Clipper utilizes 100% green hydrogen both as a lifting gas and as fuel. By using modern fuel cell technology, fresh water is the H2 Clipper's only operating by-product. It is not only 7X to 10X faster than a ship and 4X less costly than an air freighter, but also the only climate pledge friendly alternative for long-haul transport.

The H2 Clipper and the Hydrogen Economy

The H2 Clipper is a highly disruptive transportation technology designed to operate in the presently unaddressed market space between cargo shipping and air freight. It is the product of applying 21st Century advances in materials, engineering practices and computers to provide freight delivery in two days or less most anywhere on the planet at an operating cost that is 70% lower than conventional air freighters and with delivery speed that is 7X to 10X faster than by ship.

The H2 Clipper utilizes the latest in hydrogen fuel cell electric propulsion and modern safety technologies, in conjunction with 100% renewable hydrogen to maintain neutral buoyancy for delivering (at 175 mph) payloads of over 245 tons 1,000 miles, and 170 tons 6,000 miles, each with vertical take-off and landing. This comprehensively patented technology is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the rapidly emerging green hydrogen economy and to assist a broad range of industries, governments and humanitarian causes that require long-haul transport of goods and material to fulfill their respective climate pledge to rapid de-carbonization.

The H2 Clipper is also ideal for rapid, cost-efficient delivery of green hydrogen. Developing a vibrant hydrogen economy requires cost efficient ways to transport large quantities of hydrogen and to dynamically scale as emerging production capacity and market demand for hydrogen respectively grow over the next 30 years. The H2 Clipper is uniquely suited to addressing these needs. It can transport massive quantities of liquified or gaseous hydrogen at a cost per kg that is far lower than traditional truck transport; and is able to scale up through making additional daily trips until the recurring volume of hydrogen being transported justifies investing in the fixed cost of a pipeline or establishing a dedicated supertanker route, at which time the H2 Clipper can simply shift its services to another emerging production site and/or destination.

Using the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform, and assisted by our design services partner, XD Innovation (XDI), H2 Clipper has now completed the research and concept design phases. This work has been performed with entirely private funding. Technical details respecting the innovative design, engineering and operating characteristics, detailed financial forecasts and other non-public information concerning the Company are available to qualified investors and prospective strategic allies under a written non-disclosure agreement.

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