As it moves closer to commercialization of its hydrogen-electric technology, ZeroAvia ( earlier post ) has secured a new raise of $35 million to help develop its 2-5MW zero-emission powertrain system for regional aviation. United Airlines has invested in ZeroAvia through this round, an agreement with United anticipates an order for 50 ZA2000-RJ engines, with an option for 50 more. The ZA2000 engine family is being designed to be capable of producing between 2,000 and 5,000 kilowatts of power with a 500-mile range. United joins an already announced new investor, Alaska Air Group ( earlier post ), in this round, alongside existing investors Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, AP Ventures, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Summa Equity, and Shell Ventures. This brings the company’s total investment to date up to $115 million. ZeroAvia is on track to achieve commercialization for its hydrogen propulsion technology in 2024. Initially, the company is […]