Technology6 mins ago
Cleaner Aeroplane Propulsion.
We have heard a lot in recent years of the move away from harmful greenhouse gases. Vehicles on the roads are going greener but we do not hear much about any alternatives to the fuel guzzling planes in the world. Are there any aeroplane alternative fuels or engines out there ?.
Rolls Royce are already testing electric propulsion for planes, under their 'Accelerating the Electrification of Flight’ (ACCEL) initiative:
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One interesting project underway (well seeking more money I believe) is to make transport fuels from taking out CO2 from the air and then reacting it with H2 to start to create organic carbon compounds and these then provide the building blocks for things like diesel or aviation fuel.....thus we make a shift from fossil to syn fuels, the latter being carbon neutral in a short time horizon.