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“World’s 1st Hydrogen-Run” Aircraft Engine Tested by EasyJet, Rolls-Royce

Airline EasyJet and Aircraft Engine maker Rolls-Royce announced that they have successfully tested a hydrogen-powered aircraft engine, which is described as the World’s First for aviation. They had set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen in a test carried out on land earlier this month.

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“World’s 1st Hydrogen-Run” Aircraft Engine Tested by EasyJet, Rolls-Royce- Key Points

  • The company tested a turboprop fan engine that is used a small regional flights aircraft.
  • Green hydrogen for the tests had been generated using tidal and wind energy from Orkney Islands, Scotland.
  • Rolls-Royce is eventually hoping to conduct a full-scale ground test of a Pearl 15 jet engine.
  • Britain’s Minister for Business and Energy, Grant Shapps has said that it is a true British success story, and it was a prime example of how they worked together to make aviation cleaner while driving jobs across the country.
  • Britain earlier this year identified the need for major investment to help unlock green hydrogen from water using renewable energy.
  • Blue hydrogen is far more available than its green hydrogen however it is opposed by environmentalists as it is produced from natural gas in a processing releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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