06 Aug '12, 7pm

This is clever. We could reduce airplane fuel consumption (and thus pollution) by 15% with hydrogen fuel cells

This is clever. We could reduce airplane fuel consumption (and thus pollution) by 15% with hydrogen fuel cells

Powering Non-Propulsion Systems More Efficiently Airbus is planning to test a new way to make its planes more fuel-efficient. The idea is to take a load off the plane's engines by powering non-propulsion systems - basically everything that run on electricity in the plane, light the entertainment electronics avionics, lights, environmental controls, etc - with a hydrogen fuel-cell. This allows the engines to be kept off for longer when the plane is on the ground (an idea we touched on here ), and once in the air, the fuel-cell produces electricity more efficiently than the engines can, and if the hydrogen that powers it comes from a clean source, you get a compounding of the environmental benefits. It seems like a total win-win, at least in theory.A 90-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cell will be installed into an A320 owned by the German Aerospace Center with the aim of commencing ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/aviation/airbus-test-fuel-cell-...

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