Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft: The Future of Clean Energy in Aerospace?
Here’s a post from WHA International that speaks the following:
- Engineers have used hydrogen in rocket fuel and hydrogen fuel cells since the early years of space exploration.
- Hydrogen has a higher specific impulse, burns cleaner, and has quick refueling potential, making it an attractive clean energy option for new aerospace application.
- Challenges to using hydrogen in aerospace include unique safety considerations, large-scale infrastructure changes, and public perception due to historical incidents
Interestingly, we have some other posts related to this content:
- Applications Of Hydrogen Fuel In Aviation Industry:
- Highlights the potential of green hydrogen in reducing aviation’s carbon footprint, emphasizing its high specific impulse and energy density. Airbus views it as central to aviation decarbonization by 2035.
- Carbon Free Hydrogen Powered Airplanes: Universal Hydrogen and Japanese Companies Team Up:
- Discusses a collaborative effort to explore hydrogen-powered aircraft, focusing on decarbonization, sustainability, and overcoming challenges in development and infrastructure.
- Hydrogen And Sustainable Aviation Fuel For Air Travel – Decarbonization:
- Examines the aviation industry’s efforts to decarbonize through sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and hydrogen, highlighting challenges in storage and infrastructure for hydrogen’s use in short flights and drones.