Uniper SE becomes aireg member

20. May 2021

aireg and its members are very happy to welcome Uniper SE as a new member.

Uniper SE is an internationally operating group in the fields of electricity generation, energy storage and energy services. Furthermore, Uniper SE committed to ramp-up the market share of green hydrogen and sustainable energy carriers through the membership in the PtX-Allianz and the Global Alliance Powerfuels – this objective is further pursued with the aireg membership.

Siegfried Knecht, chairman and board member of aireg, said to fellow associates: “We are extremely happy that, as an internationally operating and connected group, Uniper has allowed us to welcome them as our newest member. Working closely together, we will be able to pursue our shared goal of promoting the development, production and commercialization of sustainable aviation fuels, first and foremost hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels, and thereby reducing the climate impact of the aviation sector significantly.”

Commenting on Uniper SE’s entry, David Bryson, COO, said: “Uniper is pursuing clearly defined decarbonization targets. We have pledged to make our European generation CO2-neutral by 2035 and our whole business CO2 neutral by 2050.  Through our expertise and partnerships we want to drive sector coupling. To achieve this, we are pioneering the energy transition, particularly in hydrogen. If we want to make carbon intense sectors more climate-friendly, such as aviation, there is no alternative to decarbonizing their fuels. Together with aireg, we set the course for this.”


For more information, please contact:

aireg e.V.
Melanie Form
Managing Director
T +49 178 184 30 41

Uniper SE
Lucas Wintgens
M +49 160 956 530 0

About aireg e.V

aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. was founded in 2011 as an association of companies and organizations from industry, research and science. As a non-profit initiative, aireg is committed to the availability and use of renewable energies in aviation in order to achieve the ambitious CO₂ reduction targets of the aviation industry. The members come from all areas of the value chain of renewable energies for aviation: This ranges from research at universities and large research institutions, plant manufacturers and operators, biorefineries, the petroleum industry, engine and aircraft manufacturers, government organizations, non-governmental organizations and airports to airlines. The industrial members cover a broad international spectrum from start-ups to large corporations.

About Uniper

Uniper is an international energy company with around 12,000 employees in more than 40 countries. The company plans to make its power generation CO2-neutral in Europe by 2035. With about 35 GW of installed generation capacity, Uniper is among the largest global power generators. Its main activities include power generation in Europe and Russia as well as global energy trading, including a diversified gas portfolio that makes Uniper one of Europe’s leading gas companies. In 2020, Uniper had a gas turnover of more than 220 bcm. Uniper is also a reliable partner for municipalities, public utilities, and industrial companies for developing and implementing innovative, CO2-reducing solutions on their way to decarbonizing their activities. As a pioneer in the field of hydrogen, Uniper is active worldwide along the entire value chain and is implementing projects to make hydrogen usable as a mainstay of energy supply.

The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf and currently the third-largest listed German utility. Together with its main shareholder Fortum, Uniper is also the third-largest producer of CO2-free energy in Europe.

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