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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

What's going to replace kerosene when all the oil has run out.

Would a hydrogen plane work and how would the engines and performance of the plane change

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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1224 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Hydrogen has a looooow power/density compared to JetA1, meaning it is very weak. It also requires very special storage, safety, and infrastructure issues.. Remember... the X-33 could not get a composite LH tank to work

Maybe synthetic jet fuel made from ethanol?

User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

We will see fuel cells in cars but for jet turbines there are other options. The only one that I can see as being practical will be biodiesel. From what I understand standard jet turbines can work rather well with some minor modifications. Can somebody shed more light?

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