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EasyJet and Rolls-Royce Test Hydrogen Propulsion System

Rolls-Royce and EasyJet have completed ground tests with an early concept demonstrator for a hydrogen propulsion system that they hope will eventually be capable of powering narrowbody airliners. The partners announced on November 28 that they recently ran a modified Rolls-Royce AE 2100 A turboprop airliner engine on green hydrogen made from wind and tidal power inspired by the United Nations-backed Race to Zero campaign to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. ( More...

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Rico van Dijk 3
I applaud them for the efforts, but I can’t help but notice; imagine all narrowbody airliners flying on hydrogen, where do we get the energy from to create that? We’d need about 30 more nuclear power stations for Easyjet alone.


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