BBC Future: the epic attempts to power planes with hydrogen

News - 24 March 2022

“During the Cold War, both the US and USSR researched liquid hydrogen as a way to fuel aircraft. Could this cleaner fuel finally be around the corner?” BBC Future journalist Mark Piesing investigates this question in an informative longread published on 21 March 2022 on BBC Future.

The article looks back at the long history of hydrogen as an aviation energy carrier and it investigates the initiatives of today’s engineers to make hydrogen-powered flight possible as a promising way to minimise carbon emissions. The article includes interviews with Flying-V project leader Roelof Vos and KLM senior manager radical innovation Arlette van der Veer.

Read the article on the website of the BBC.

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