Project LIQORNE – a dependable LH2 fuel system

LIQuid hydrogen for airbORNE applications

The world moves towards renewable, low emission fuels and this development includes aviation. Hydrogen enables clean, CO2-free combustion, but the stored liquid fuel needs to be cold – very cold. Temperatures lower than -252°C to be exact.




CBOne, FH JOANNEUM and Test Fuchs cooperate to develop a new, safe fuel transportation system to keep hydrogen in the liquid state for as long as possible. This allows for smaller pipes and reduces the overall weight of the system, which is crucial for aviation. LIQORNE is financially supported by the FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) program Take-Off Call 2022, contract 902781, which is gratefully acknowledged.