Plans for Regional Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Aircraft

HES Energy Systems revealed its plans for Element One, the world’s first regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft. They have been developing hydrogen propulsion systems for drones for the last 12 years. Element One merges HES’ ultra-light hydrogen fuel cell technologies with a distributed electric aircraft propulsion design. With virtually no change to its current drone-scale systems, …

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University of Twente boosts efficiency of sunlight conversion of hydrogen fuel using microwires

Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel (in this case, hydrogen). Using only earth-abundant materials, they developed the most efficient conversion method to date. The trick was …

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