Cranfield Aerospace Solutions is looking to build a hydrogen-powered plane that can take off by 2026.
To make this happen it is looking to receive £30 million in funding this year, with more than a dozen investors currently interested.
Cranfield has a track record of working in aviation for companies including Airbus and Rolls-Royce and is now looking to stretch its own wings.
Although there is some worry about how quickly hydrogen can be developed and delivered to change the way industry is powered, Cranfield Chief Executive Paul Hutton believes his company will make the necessary moves.
“It’s about credibility and being able to deliver and sell the product. A zero-emission aircraft,” he said.