NoLifeLine wrote:Researchers at the University of Illinois are working on an all-electric aircraft project funded by NASA.
The aviation industry, only born a little over a century ago, is on the brink of an enormous change. While electric cars and the electric scooters are already dotting city streets, planes are preparing to join the emissions-free club.
Experts are drawing up plans for hydrogen-powered passenger planes in an attempt to clean up aircraft emissions. The engineers have been given three years and $6million (£4.6million) to create the tech which could revolutionise the aviation industry.
By using cooled, condensed liquid hydrogen instead of hydrogen gas, clean power can be generated without needing heavy pressurised storage tanks.
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frmrCapCadet wrote:One of the problems with both solar and wind is dealing with unneeded production. This even happens with hydro power. If, and it is a big if, production of hydrogen could be produced, stored, and then transported. Then, what to do with hydrogen. My suspicion is that such hydrogen will have an economical niche. Most likely it will be stored locally and used for production of electricity or some sort of industrial production. Fertilizer? Transported for aviation?
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