Hydrogen could be the key to zero-carbon flight – here’s why

December 1, 2021

The range of battery-electric cars has risen substantially over the past decade, making them increasingly appealing for drivers. Petrol panic-buying in September only served to increase consumer interest.

Chasing the same goal, it might seem that batteries are an obvious choice for aviation’s own ‘net zero’ efforts. Some projects, such as retrofits powered by MagniX electric propulsion systems, have shown great promise.

Batteries have a big problem, however – even the best have only a fraction of the energy density of conventional fossil fuels, limiting the size and range of electric flight.

Hydrogen has emerged as a serious competitor, thanks to its superior energy density, maturing technology and green credentials.

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